The Price of Inequality: Taking Activism from Campuses to Communities

Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016
Flynn Campus Union, Cleveland E. and Phyllis B. Dodge Room

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What will be covered?

The conference will be a state-of-the-art symposium exploring social justice and policy choices on the political, economic, and social problems facing Africans and African-Americans in higher education.

Keynote speaker Rosa Clemente is one of the most raw, honest, political, social, and cultural voices in the country. From Harvard to prisons, Clemente has spent her life dedicated to scholar activism. She is currently a doctoral student in the W.E.B. Dubois department of University of Massachusetts. Throughout her scholarly career, Clemente has been a constant on the ground presence through the many political struggles facing Black and Latinx people in the 21st century.

Learn more about Clemente. 

Who should attend?

This conference is open to all students, scholars, practitioners, and change-makers! If you have an interest in exploring issues of the root cause of systematic oppression in higher education today, and want to act as a change agent, you are welcome.

Is there a fee?

Yes. The fee for the conference is $10 for students and $20 for scholars, practitioners, and change-makers. Fee covers conference materials, and continental breakfast and lunch. For campus groups of five or more, a $2 per attendee discount will be offered.

Do I need to register?

Yes, you must register for this event.

Preliminary Conference Schedule

  • 9 - 9:25 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Keynote Address by Rosa Clemente
  • 10:35 - 11:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions 1
  • 11:35 a.m. - noon Lunch
  • 12:05 - 1:30 p.m. Panel Discussion
  • 1:35 - 2:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions 2
  • 2:35 - 3:30 p.m. Action in Community (Community Dialogues)
  • 3:35 - 4 p.m. Closing Remarks and Conference Wrap Up

Topics to be Covered

Presentations during this conference will address the following themes.

  • The origins of the Black Lives Matter movement: A look at the intersections of social identities
  • Student engagement, empowerment, awareness, and self-awareness
  • The role of social media and its impact on social movements

Conference Sponsors

Springfield College

African and African American Education, Research, and Training Institute (AADERT)

Event Details

Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016
Flynn Campus Union, Cleveland E. and Phyllis B. Dodge Room
(Please note the new location of the event.)

Online registration is now closed.

If you wish to attend the conference, you may register and pay cash at the door.