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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s annual Social Justice Week will be held April 1 through April 5.

The theme for Social Justice Week 2013 is “Social and Economic Inequality and Poverty.” The week-long lineup’s Planning Committee welcomes proposals from all members of the University community.

The keynote speaker for this year’s Social Justice Week is Dr. Michael Eric Dyson.  Dyson is one of the nation’s most influential and renowned public intellectuals. He has been named one of the 150 most powerful African Americans by Ebony magazine.

Dr. Dyson is scheduled to provide a series of activities during his April 3 visit to UW Oshkosh, ending in his keynote speech on “Social and Economic Inequality/Poverty” and its multiple impacts on individuals and communities. Dr. Dyson’s biography can be found on our Social Justice Week web page.

Social Justice Week’s Planning Committee seeks proposals for sessions that explore all facets of this year’s broad theme. You can find a diagram of possible topics on our website’s link to “Social Justice 2013 – Call for Proposals.” We invite proposals for sessions in many different formats: formal sessions, thematic workshops, panel discussions, art, film, performing arts, spoken word, multimedia, presentations of academic papers, etc. Please consider choosing a session format that will most effectively achieve your intellectual goals and will best foster lively interaction among presenters and between presenters and the audience.

Proposals may be submitted via phone, e-mail or in person. Proposals must be submitted in their completed form by 1 p.m. on Feb. 15. For submit a proposal, reach us at: 424-2296; afaction@uwosh.edu or by visiting our Equity and Affirmative Action Office in Dempsey Hall 211. Questions can be directed to Director of Equity and Affirmative Action Pamela Lassiter (lassitep@uwosh.edu).

Patricia Schrader, equal employment opportunity specialist in the UW Oshkosh Office of Equity and Affirmative Action shared this announcement. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to contribute calendar items, campus announcements and other good news to UW Oshkosh Today.

 

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