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18th Annual Social Justice Conference

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May 12

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Rogalski Center

Stony the Road We Trod: #BlackLivesMatter and the Continual Problem of the Color Line
Pamela R. Lightsey, PhD
Associate Dean of Community Life and Lifelong Learning
Boston University School of Theology

Focusing on the complicated and nettlesome problem of racism against black persons, this conference will reflect upon activism as a mechanism against oppression in general and racism in particular. What can be learned from the work of black social justice activists that will offer helpful insight into the current #BlackLivesMatter movement? What knowledge can we draw from #BlackLivesMatter conversations (social media, blogs, news commentary) regarding in-group diversity and change resistance?

About Dr. Lightsey
A human rights activist, Dr. Lightsey has worked with nonprofit agencies, churches and local communities related to LGBTQ human rights, racism, poverty, and sexism. As a child, she marched in protests during the school desegregation era and has continued her civil rights journey in Ferguson, Mo., Boston, and Baltimore. Lightsey is a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Executive Committee for the Soul Repair Project, which studies the role of moral injury in military veterans. She is an ordained elder in the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church.

These events are part of Justice Project, a year-long series developed to explore, illuminate and raise awareness of the concepts and issues of justice.

Cost: $25 for morning lecture; $40 for Full Day; No charge for SAU students, faculty, and staff and current SAU MSW Field Instructors


Christie Holdridge
(563) 333-3911

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6 CEUs for IA, IL social workers

Conference Fee
Breakfast and morning lecture $25; all day $40.
Includes continental breakfast, lunch, all materials, and continuing education certificate. Fee waived for 2015-16 MSW agency field instructors, SAU students, faculty, and staff.

Continuing Education
This conference meets criteria of the Iowa Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing social work education for a maximum of 6.0 hours. The St. Ambrose University School of Social Work is a licensed provider of social work education through the Illinois Department of Professional and Financial Regulation and will grant a maximum of 6.0 continuing social work education (IDPFR license #159-000816).

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