Social Justice Week 2012

October 15, 2012- October 18, 2012


To create space for our campus to engage in meaningful collaboration, initiate dialogue, promote change, and advance social justice movements on campus, in our local community, and globally.


Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend events (listed below). In addition to events, all are encouraged to sign up for the Brownbags (listed below). Brownbags are small-group, informal conversations with professors and community members on specific topics. There is a maximum of 15 participants per Brown Bag, please sign-up to reserve your spot on the Social Justice Coalition TWEN page.


Monday, October 15

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Social Justice Monday: "Punishing the Victim: Domestic Violence and Women in Prison" Elizabeth Hendren (Room C5)

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Brown Bag with the Dean (Dean's Conference Room)

Presented by the SBA

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Brown Bag: "International Business Law & Social Justice" with Professor Mark Chinen (room 309)

4:00 p.m. Film Screening* The Price of Sex (Room C5)

Presented by the Russian American Legal Society

Tuesday, October 16 

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Brown Bag: "How suspension of drivers licenses harm marginalized people and what can be done to combat it" Alex West - Northwest Justice Project and Andra Kranzler - Columbia Legal Services (Room 309)

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Public Lecture*: "Into the Devil's Garden: Whatever Happened To Spanish Sahara?" Leah Farish (Room C5)

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Brown Bag: "Kenya Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation Commission"

Professor Ronald Slye (Room 309)

Wednesday, October 17

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Brown Bag: "Race and Criminal Juries" Professor Anna Roberts (Room 309)

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Brown Bag: "Duwamish River Clean-up" (Room C3)

Sponsored by Environmental Law Society

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Brown Bag: "IP:  What Does Social Justice Have To Do With It?" Professor Margaret Chon (Room C3)

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. LGBTQI Wine & Cheese Social* (Student Center Room 390)

Sponsored by Seattle University Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA)

Thursday, October 18

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Brown Bag: "Food Integrity" (Room 309)

Sponsored by the Food Integrity Coalition

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m  "Prisoners & Postcards:  LGBTQI on the Inside" (Room 121, conference room inside Suite 115)

Presented by OUTLaws

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Luncheon: ACLU President Susan Herman (Room 121, conference room inside Suite 115)

Sponsored by the ACLU Student Group

* Denotes events that have been facilitated by groups other than the Social Justice Coalition but that are being promoted for Social Justice Week.

School of Law Annex