A conference to discuss the pursuit of social justice locally and globally is planned for Wednesday and Thursday at Oregon State University.
The “Intersecting Identity and Interaction Conference: Overcoming the Barriers to Social Justice Conference” is planned to celebrate individuality and differences as a the basis for building coalitions and make the world more inclusive.
All events are free and open to the public. Interested persons can register for workshops at http://oregon
ersecting-identities. Participants do not need to attend the whole day’s activities in order to attend a workshop.
The keynote speaker is Juana Bordas, president of Mestiza Leadership International and the author of “Salsa, Soul and Spirit: Leadership for a Multicultural Age.” She is scheduled to speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday on the topic “The Power of WE: Leading in our Multicultural Millennium” at the Construction & Engineering Hall in the LaSells Stewart Center.
At 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, the International Women’s Night is planned to celebrate women from around the world represented at OSU.
For a complete list of events, see http://oregonstate.edu/womenscenter/intersecting-identities.
A group of workshops is offered in the Memorial Union on Feb. 4 at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. Presenters will offer workshops on topics in sociology, history, art, poetry, leadership development, activism and many more.
The event is sponsored by the Women’s Center, University Housing and Dining, Student Affairs, Intercultural Student Services, Women Studies, the President’s Commission on the Status of Women and the Women’s Leadership Initiative, with generous grants from Target and the Zonta Foundation of Corvallis.