Social Justice Week

Stay Tuned for Social Justice Week 2023!

 

Please Join the AHCD January 24th-27th 2022 for Social Justice Week

In response to increased attention to racial violence in the US in the wake of the murder of George Floyd, Professors Killam and Bobb of South Campus established a series of events under the title Social Justice Week. These events aimed to further conversations around social justice in the Broward College community by highlighting the role that social and institutional systems have played in creating racial disparities in outcomes across a number of fields, including health care, education, finance, and the workplace.

In its first year, Social Justice Week events were entirely virtual and brought together a group of national, state-level, and community-based experts. Given the overwhelmingly positive feedback these events received, we are pleased to announce that Social Justice Week will be held again this year from January 24 to January 27, 2022. As was the case last year, all events are virtual.

We look forward to engaging with our diverse community on topics of importance to each and every one of us!

Calendar of Events

Monday, January 24th
12:30-1:45 p.m.
 

The Case of the Imposter (Syndrome)

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Dr. Douglene Jackson will present about the Privilege-Opportunities-Performance Paradox and the experiences she had with it during her life and career as a black occupational therapy practitioner. 
 
Dr. Jackson’s call for action is for everyone that embraces her version of IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Discrimination). 
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Hair Discrimination (The Crown Act): Discovering Your Roots


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The hair forum will highlight important topics, trends, questions, and other significant issues around hair. It will introduce the Crown Act, CA Senate Bill 188, which is a law that prohibits discrimination against hair.
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Monday, January 24th
6:30-7:45 p.m.
Tuesday, January 25th
12:30-1:45 p.m.
 

Critical Reentry Theory: Supporting Formerly Incarcerated Individuals

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Dr. Richard Louis will present on issues related to formerly incarcerated individuals’ reentry into society. Specifically, he will discuss the challenges related to the initial and ongoing reentry processes.
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The Unknown: Colored and Missing

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This panel discussion will address the issues brought up in the HBO documentary series Black and Missing. This panel will feature Professor Jennifer Killam and Dr. Rhonda Bobb from AHCD Pathway and Dr. Robert Morris from the SBSHS Pathway.
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Tuesday, January 25th
6:30-7:45 p.m.
Wednesday, January 26th
12:30-1:45 p.m.
 

Activism 101-You Can Make a Difference

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Faculty Librarian and zinester, Dawn Stahura, will present on what activism can look like, how to get involved, and how zines play an important role in how we share our stories for change. 
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The Role of Language in Educational Equity

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This panel will discuss how linguistic discrimination and bias impact education in the U.S. Professor Jennifer Killam and Dr. Rhonda Bobb from AHCD Pathway and Dr. Robert Morris from the SBSHS Pathway will explore Black English, also known as African American English, and the ways in which speakers of Black English are marginalized and misunderstood in contexts of schooling.
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Wednesday, January 26th
6:30-7:45 p.m.
Thursday, January 27th
12:30-1:45 p.m.
 

Making Ends Meet: A Discussion on Generational Wealth

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This event will discuss the historical perspectives of economic disparity in minority communities. Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Race Massacre will be discussed and will provide context for contemporary issues in black business ownership and entrepreneurship. 
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Language and Law Enforcement

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This panel presentation will highlight the different discourses among minority communities and law enforcement in order to promote understanding. Law enforcement professionals from the local community will share their perspectives and panelists will promote a dialogue of resolution and healing.
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Thursday, January 27th
6:30-7:45 p.m.