Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI)

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.

2020 - 2021 Social Justice Virtual Lecture Series

Helen Zia

The Last Boat to Shanghai -- Helen Zia

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - Zoom @ 6pm

Helen Zia is an activist, award-winning author and former journalist. Helen’s latest book is Last Boat out of Shanghai: The Epic Story of the Chinese who Fled Mao’s Revolution. Just launched in January 2019, it traces the lives of emigrants and refugees from another cataclysmic time in history that has striking parallels to the difficulties facing migrants today.


CDI works to engage faculty, Staff, and community members in conversations about social justice, not only as audience participants but also as collaborators helping to frame the topics for discussion. Faculty, staff, and community members are invited to submit suggestions for potential Social Justice Lecture Series guest speakers.

 

Past Social Justice Lecture Series