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Social Justice Symposium to touch on democracy, art, environment and more

The School of Liberal Education at the University of Lethbridge is hosting a Social Justice Symposium to bring together interested students, faculty, staff and community members for an afternoon of talks devoted to various aspects of social justice.

The symposium begins at noon on Friday, Sept. 22 in the Markin Hall Atrium with a keynote talk by Dr. Bryan Kolb, a U of L neuroscientist, titled Brain Development: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. His hour-long talk is followed by three blocks of 10-minute talks by U of L faculty members.

The first block starts at 1:20 p.m. and includes Dr. Harold Jansen (Political Science)—Education for Democracy; Paula Cardozo (Library)—Libraries for Social Justice;Dr. Josephine Mills (Fine Arts/Art Gallery)—Art and Activism.

The second block begins at 2:20 p.m. with Don McIntyre (Management)—The TRC; Dr. Jan Newberry (Anthropology)—Raising Spirit; and Dr. Tom Johnston (Geography)—Two Geographical Perspectives on Justice.

The third and final block begins at 3:20 p.m. with Dr. Anne Dymond (Fine Arts)—U of L’s Refugee Work; Dr. Maura Hanrahan (Native American Studies)—FNMI Issues in the Academy; and Dr. Cheryl Currie (Health Sciences)—Understanding the Social in Epidemiology.

The symposium provides plenty of time for discussion to spark a community-wide conversation. In addition, a booth fair will feature representatives from various campus and community groups interested in social justice.

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