January 23, 2021
Registration closes Thursday, 1/21/2021. In the interest of security for all our participants, Zoom links to the event will be sent only to registered email addresses on Friday, 1/22/2021.
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We seek to provide a safe environment as a sounding board and an opportunity to collaborate with all voices in our community in order to address relevant social justice topics and promote sustainable social change.
Register to attend and/or volunteer for the 2021 Virtual Social Justice Symposium in Athens, GA by clicking the link below.
Registration closes Thursday, 1/21/2021.
In the interest of security for all our participants, Zoom links to the event will be sent only to registered email addresses on Friday, 1/22/2021.
What is the 2021 Virtual Social Justice Symposium?
The 5th Annual Social Justice Symposium (SJS) is a grassroots, student-organized symposium focusing on social justice and activism in the Athens community. This year’s student-led symposium will be virtual and focus on social justice and activism in the Athens and greater Atlanta community. Based on an informal survey conducted with community members and service providers, the following social justice issues were identified as having the most significant impact in the local Athens community:
- Systemic Poverty
- Affordable Housing
- Under/ Unemployment
- Mental Health
- Immigration Reform
As such, the SJS seeks to foster dialogue regarding these and other social justice issues, highlight individuals and organizations who are actively working toward positive change, and educate ourselves – individually and collectively – in ways that can increase awareness, involvement, and effectiveness.
The day of the event will include remarks from an invited keynote speaker, the June Gary Hopps Bridge Award recipient, and engagement opportunities to participate in various workshops throughout the day highlighting specific issues and/or initiatives occurring in the Athens and Atlanta areas. These workshops will also serve as opportunities for further discussion, collaboration, and healing as we work together to understand one another and inspire tangible change as a community.
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School = School of Social Work
Designation = Social Justice Symposium Fund (90154000)
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