Fostering Racial and Social Justice Conference
Conference at Niagara University
April 15-16, 2016
Niagara University is proud to host a conference entitled Fostering Racial and Social Justice: Defining and Connecting the Roles and Responsibilities of Student Organizations, Academics, and Community on Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16, 2016 on Niagara University’s campus in Lewiston, NY.
We regret to announce that Dr. Martha Biondi will be unable to participate in the conference due to personal reasons. Although she cannot attend she will be with us in spirit!
Who should participate?
We are especially interested in student panels and presentations. We welcome members of campus organizations concerned about racial justice, students committed to becoming change agents on campuses and in larger communities, faculty from all academic disciplines researching and teaching about aspects of social and racial justice, and community leaders advocating and working for social change.
The goals of the conference include:
- Addressing local and national issues of race in higher education
- Discussing the role of colleges and universities in addressing racial justice in surrounding communities
- Investigating processes of empowering students as mentors and leaders
- Strengthening alliances among organizations on and off campuses that address social justice issues
- Serving as a springboard for the establishment of effective programming to address racial justice issues in WNY
We are still welcoming participants to submit presentation proposals, and to attend the panels, workshops, and presentation sessions. However, because we have reached our room capacities, new registrants will not be able to attend meals or keynote sessions.