Student Engagement

Social Justice Summit

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Registration is now open!

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The Social Justice Summit, now in its twelfth year, is an event for ISU students to learn about critical questioning and relevant actions while also providing avenues for addressing global injustice. Aimed at developing advocates and activists, this day-long workshop will give you the chance to learn more about yourself, engage in discussion with other students on various issues, and create strategies for implementing social change! The 2023 Social Justice Summit: Everyday Tools for Social Justice will be held Saturday, January 28, 2023. This conference will feature three different types of breakout sessions: "Me," "We," and "Us".  

"Me" sessions will focus on equipping students with tools and knowledge on where they are in their own social justice journey. 

"We" sessions will focus on social justice as it relates to community. 

"Us" sessions focus on all participants of the conference and their learning together.

 

 *Registration is free and open to Iowa State University students only. 

Social justice is the continuous process of eliminating ignorance and prejudice through education and advocacy to bring about greater equity among all members of society and ensuring every dimension of identity is not oppressed by society as a whole.  Social justice is a process in which we strive to eliminate the roots of oppression  through education and the redistribution of resources, opportunities, and responsibilities. In the pursuit of social justice we must use education as a tool to empower the people so that we can eliminate  the oppression of all. Acting as one we must create an open, equitable, and just society.

Meet Our Keynote Speaker: Rabia Chaudry 

 

Rabia Chaudry is an attorney, advocate, and author of the New York Times bestselling book "Adnan's Story" and Executive Producer of a four-part HBO documentary "The Case Against Adnan Syed." Rabia is also co-producer and co-host of two podcasts, Undisclosed and The 45th. With nearly 300 million downloads, Undisclosed is the biggest wrongful conviction podcast in the world, and the Undisclosed has helped exonerate half a dozen defendants, and find new evidence to get over a dozen defendants back in court. The 45th is a weekly podcast examining the policies and politics of the 45th US Presidential administration.

Rabia is currently working on a new podcast project in partnership with iHeartMedia and her second book, "Fatty Fatty Boom Boom", a memoir on food, fat, and family, due to be published in 2020 by Algonquin Books, and is a frequent public speaker and writer.

 

For access needs, please email studentengage@iastate.edu at least 2 days prior to the event. 

Schedule

9:00 - 10:00 AM: Check-in 

10:00 - 10:10 AM: Welcome

10:10 - 11:10 AM Keynote Address with Rabia Chaudry

  • Rabia Chaudry is an attorney, advocate, and author of the New Yok Times bestselling book "Adnan's Story" and Executive Producer of a four-part HBO documentary "The Case Against Adnan Syed." Rabia is also co-producer and co-host of two podcasts, Undisclosed and The 45th.

11:20 AM - 12:20 PM: Breakout Session #1

  • Option #1: Ally, Advocate, Accomplice Workshop (Me Track)

  • Option #2: Incorporating DEI & Social Justice Into Your Student Organization (We Track)

12:00 - 1:00 PM: Book Signing with Rabia Chaudry

12:30 - 1:30 PM: Lunch

1:40 - 2:40 PM: Breakout Session #2

  • Option #1: How to Engage with loved Ones Around Social Justice (Me Track)

  • Option #2: Social Justice in Our Community (We Track)

2:50 - 3:10 PM: Break

3:10 - 4:10 PM: Breakout Session #3

  • Option #1: Burnout in Social Justice Work (Me Track)

  • Option #2: Social Justice Vocabulary (We Track)

4:15 - 4:30 PM: Closing & Thank You

*10:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Fatty Fatty Boom Boom by Rabia Chaudry Available for Purchase from the ISU Bookstore

*10:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Human Rights Resource Fair

 

Session Descriptions and Locations Coming Soon!

 

Questions? Contact sjsummit@iastate.edu!

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