Annual IU Social Justice Conference includes local programming open to the public
For the second year in a row, Indiana University will host its annual Social Justice Conference to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday, January 16 and Monday, January 17, 2022. The theme of this year’s conference is based upon Dr. King’s article entitled “The Purpose of Education.” A state-wide celebration, the Conference will also include local programming hosted by IU Northwest. All events are free and open to the public.
IU Social Justice Conference and Related Events
Sunday, January 16 • 6 to 7:30 p.m. CT
A renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney, Crump has worked on some of the most high-profile cases in the U.S, representing the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Stephon Clark, among others. Hosted by IU East, Earlham College, and the NAACP Richmond Indiana Chapter.
Registration required. RSVP at go.iu.edu/4fqQ
Monday, January 17 • 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. CT
Social Justice Conference
Opening Session: Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. CT
Author and architect of the Forward Together Moral Movement, Barber gained national acclaim with the "Moral Day of Action," the largest coordinated action on state capitals in U.S. history. Hosted by the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs.
Registration required. RSVP at go.iu.edu/4fqR
Monday, January 17 • 2 p.m. CT
Tabatha L. Jones Jolivet, Ph.D.
Jolivet specializes in the intersectional study of race, racism, resistance, and social movements; abolitionist and rehumanizing pedagogies; spirituality and sacred resistance; and building antiracist institutions and societies. Hosted by the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs.
Registration required. RSVP at go.iu.edu/4fqS
Monday, January 17 • 12:45 p.m. CT
Standing up for One's Civil Rights with Brian Vukadinovich
Vukadinovich will discuss his experiences representing himself pro se fighting for his civil rights against police and employers and how he was eventually vindicated by winning several judgments in federal court. This discussion will explore the themes of due process, civil rights, civic responsibility and a host of other issues relevant to everyone in society today. Hosted by IU Northwest.
Registration required. RSVP at go.iu.edu/4fqT
Thursday, January 20 • 2:30 p.m. CT
MLK and the Strength of Shared Dreams
In-person on the IU Northwest campus in the Bergland Auditorium
Join us for an interactive presentation from Emmy award winning actor Ron Jones that explores the intersectional advocacy of the civil rights movement by focusing on Martin Luther King Jr.'s Poor People's Campaign. Hosted by IU Northwest.
Registration for this event is not required.