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Social Justice Lecture Series

The Social Justice Lecture Series, launched by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion in 2012, introduces a broad range of topics to the campus community. Guest lecturers present topics that encourage critical thinking, provoke healthy debate, and challenge assumptions.

Faculty, staff, and community members are invited to email suggestions for potential guests.

2015-2016 Schedule

November 2, 2015

Malcolm London, Poet and Activist Douglass Houghton Hall (DHH) Ballroom7:00 pm

January 18, 2016

Martin Luther King Celebration Banquet Speaker

Dr. William Jones, Professor of History UW Madison

Dr. Jones is a historian of the 20th century United States, with a particular interest in race, class, and work. He has written books on African-American industrial workers in the Jim Crow South and the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963.

6:00-9:00 pm MUB Ballroom

March 28, 2016

Women's History Month Speaker

Robyn Ochs

Robyn Ochs is an educator, speaker, award-winning activist, and editor.  An advocate for the rights of people of all orientations and genders  to live safely, openly and with full access and opportunity, Robyn's work focuses on increasing awareness and understanding of complex identities, and mobilizing people to be powerful allies to one another within and cross identities and social movements.

6:00-8:00 pm MUB Ballroom