“BREAK THAT WALL”

February 25 to March 2, 2019

Humboldt State University

Presenting Featured Speaker: Barbara Curiel

Presenting Keynote Speaker: Kimberly Davalos

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The HSU MultiCultural Center will present the 25th Annual Social Justice Summit from February 25 to March 2, 2019. Our stories are power sites for understanding and building relationships. In the era of our current world, we need to understand how we arrived here because how we remember the past, defines our present, and molds our future. We are thousands of years of resistance from oppression, from the silencing power of domination.

Throughout history, we have become disconnected from our story, our people, and the earth around us. We live in a time where we are forced to sell our bodies to live, a time where our identities give us access to power but strip us of our voice. Our vision for this year’s Social Justice Summit was to highlight tools for non-violent expressions. The theme ‘BREAK THAT WALL’ seeks to provide tools for effective advocacy, finding yourself in this time of commodified bodies, and active ways to change the complicated world around us through the words we use. 

In recent times humanity has been tested with cracks in our global world. Words are tools that have shaped the world around us. We have become divided through the labels, borders, and walls we have built. The Summit aspires to provide tools for emotional, artful expression, tools to shape voices for change. We must resist the oppression that we face in our daily lives, throughout intersectional identities. No longer can any wall call keep us from living our lives as we should have always been able to live as living and breathing human beings. Together, let’s make this monumental and ever-lasting positive widespread change within our community, and soon globally.

Do you want to be involved in the Social Justice Summit? Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to be involved in the Social Justice Summit by enrolling in the class, presenting a workshop, volunteering, or registering to participate in the Summit.

The Social Justice Summit theme this year is “BREAK THAT WALL”. There is a one-unit course offered in Ethnic Studies and Women’s Studies that coincides with the Social Justice Summit. The Summit is free to HSU Students and the community. Registration for the Summit and for the class is through Extended Learning.

Are you interested in presenting a workshop or facilitating a panel? For details, deadlines, descriptions and more please go to the Summit Proposal page.

We look forward to seeing you at the 25th Annual Social Justice Summit.

If you have any questions, please contact the MultiCultural Center at 707.826.3364 or email summit@humboldt.edu

We hope to see you there!