Social Responsibility Conference
Monday, October 20, 2014
The sixth annual student-run event educates the community on global issues that may not receive much educational attention or media coverage. View the conference schedule (PDF).
Events are free and open to the public. Parking is free on streets adjacent to campus and $1.50 per hour in the 4th Avenue Parking Ramp.
The goals of the conference are to provide a forum that connects students and the community to other grassroots citizen action groups, encourage citizen action and highlight how the earth is impacted by human activities.
The conference features speakers, performances and films that address pressing global concerns related to war versus non-violence/peace, human rights, environmental issues, animal rights and social justice issues.
This year’s conference features two key speakers:
- Coleen Rowley — former FBI employee who oversaw the Freedom of Information, forfeiture, victim-witness and community outreach programs. She later testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee about FBI lapses during the questioning of Zacarias Moussaoui, who was convicted as part of the 9/11 attacks. She will present on ethical decision making and the need for effective investigation at 5 p.m. Oct. 21.
- Dahr Jamail — an award-winning journalist who has written about veterans’ resistance against U.S. foreign policy. He is presenting on anthropogenic climate disruption and environment at 5 p.m. Oct. 22.
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