Explorations in Social Justice Conference

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Join Us For The Inaugural Explorations in Social Justice Conference - September 13, 2019

The Explorations in Social Justice Conference aims to bring together students, faculty, staff, alumni, administrators, and community members in an examination of social justice in the Marist and Mid-Hudson Valley community.  All are welcome to engage in conversations about constructing justice and promoting ally-ship to build a more inclusive community. 

Keynote Speakers

Our keynote speakers for this conference are Ronald Cotton and Jennifer Thompson, authors of the New York Times Best-Selling Book, Picking Cotton, and Charlotte A. Burrows, Commissioner of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Learn more >>

Conference Program

8:00-9:00 am:
Conference Registration

9:00 - 10:45 am:
Keynote Address

11:00 - 12:15 pm: 

Session #1: Criminal Injustices

Session #2: #MeToo / Title IX Sexual Assault

Session #3: Suicide Prevention

Session #4: Transgender Rights

Session #5: Social Justice Advocacy

Session #6: Addressing Privilege in the Academy River

12:15 - 2:00 pm:

Association Awareness / Implicit Bias Workshops

Affinity Groups:

First Generation in Higher Education 

Asian/Asian American



Students with Disabilities 

Latinx Affinity Group 

2:00 - 3:15 pm:

Session #7: Association Awareness

Session #8: Environmental Justice

Session #9: Immigration and Borders

Session #10: Tools for Promoting Social Justice 

Black Students Affinity Group 

Religious Diversity Affinity Group 


3:30 - 4:30 pm:

Award Ceremony & Keynote Address