April 01, 2014
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
651-523-2423 or email@example.com
The Hedgeman Center
This year, the Social Justice Symposium is named in honor of activist and leaders Nelson Mandela. The symposium will be from April 1-4, 2014. The MLK Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the Hanna Chair in Philosophy, serves as the keynote address for the Social Justice Symposium. Our speaker will be Dr. Harry Boyte, Co-Director for Center for Democracy Citizenship. Boyte, director of the Center for Democracy and Citizenship at Augsburg College and senior fellow at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs, lives several months a year in South Africa, where he is also a visiting professor at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Additional information about Boyte’s career and professional background may be found at http://www.augsburg.edu/democracy/harry-boyte/.
Sponsored annually by the Hedgeman Center for Student Diversity, the Social Justice Symposium offers members of the University community opportunities to learn about social justice issues that affect our campus, local, and national communities. While highlighting and celebrating the and accomplishments of a social justice giant, events held during the Symposium also examine the histories, commonalities and intersections between different social justice issues (racism, classism, homophobia, sexism, etc). In addition to the MLK Memorial Lecture, there will be cultural events, discussions, documentary viewing and other interactive programs. For more information about the other Social Justice Symposium events, please contact the Hedgeman Center at www.hamline.edu/hedgemancenter, 651-523-2423 or firstname.lastname@example.org.