Social Justice Symposium

Social Justice Symposium 2022

The Office of Student Inclusion & Diversity and the Social Justice Symposium Committee at UNC Pembroke recently announced events for the Social Justice Symposium, to be held virtually Feb. 9, 2022.

First held in 2008, the Social Justice Symposium provides a space for students, faculty, staff, alumni, scholars and the community to advance equity, inclusion and social justice. The symposium also works to increase awareness, share ideas and experiences, foster dialogue, highlight research and resources, build networks and empower participants by providing strategies and techniques for taking action against injustice.

The 2022 Social Justice Symposium will feature a keynote speaker and breakout sessions and focus on creating social justice protectors who will champion and advocate for change in their community.

REGISTRATION

  • Admission is free but registration is required to attend the symposium.
  • Registrants will receive information on how to virtually attend the symposium.
  • Register for the symposium

SCHEDULE

Sessions during the symposium include:

 

11-11:50 a.m.: Breakout Sessions

On the Basis of Sex: Expansive Protections of Title IX

  • Danielle Evans, Campus Investigator, Office of Title IX and Clery Compliance, UNC Pembroke

Social Media and Its Impact on the Meteoric Rise of Human Trafficking

  • Judi Paparozzi, Adjunct Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, UNC Pembroke

Part 1 of Session: Major Issues Related to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging

  • Dr. Noell Rowan, Professor and Associate Director, School of Social Work, UNC Wilmington

Immigration Law and Policy

  • Vanessa Gonzalez, President, The Law Office of Vanessa A. Gonzalez PLLC

Water Protectors

  • Reggie Brewer, Youth Culture Coordinator, Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina’s Boys and Girls Club
  • Donna Chavis, Founder, RedTailed Hawk Collective and Senior Climate Campaigner, Friends of the Earth US
  • Jefferson Currie II, Lumber Riverkeeper 
  • Dr. Ryan Emanuel, Associate Professor of Hydrology, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University

 

12-12:50 p.m.: Breakout Sessions

Part 2 of Session: Major Issues Related to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging

  • Dr. Noell Rowan, Professor and Associate Director, School of Social Work, UNC Wilmington

Healthcare and the LGBTQIA+ Community

  • Dr. Angela Wadsworth, Senior Lecturer of Sociology, UNC Wilmington

Food Insecurity and Food Justice

  • Sydnie Eder, Student, UNC Pembroke
  • Dr. Brooke Kelly, Assistant Chair and Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, UNC Pembroke
  • Zachary Young, CARE Resource Center Manager, Office of Community and Civic Engagement, UNC Pembroke student

 

1-1:50 p.m.: Keynote Address

Re-entry, Everyone Counts!

  • Frankie Roberts, Executive Director, Leading Into New Communities, Inc.

 

2-2:50 p.m.: Breakout Sessions

Resourcing Resilience: A Deliberative Documentary on Long-term Hurricane Recovery in Robeson County

  • Tira Beckham, Graduate Student, Department of Forestry, NC State University
  • Dr. Laura A. Bray, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Applied Research, University of Oklahoma
  • Dr. Bethany B. Cutts, Associate Professor, Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, NC State University
  • Olivia Vilá, Ph.D. Candidate and Research Assistant, Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, NC State University

Researching Perceived Discrimination and Coping Mechanisms

  • Irma Bannerman, Student and REACH Fellow, UNC Pembroke
  • Dr. Abigail Reiter, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, UNC Pembroke

Missing, Murdered, and Abused Indigenous Women

  • Crystal Cavalier, Co-founder, Seven Directions of Service and Doctoral Student, University of Dayton
  • Aminah Ghaffar (Lumbee/Black), Advocate
  • Dr. Brittany D. Hunt, Postdoctoral Associate, Duke University
  • Chelsea Locklear, Co-host, The Red Justice Project

Indian Child Welfare “Why”

  • Marvel Welch, Co-chair, Indian Child Welfare Committee, North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs

 

3-3:50 p.m.: Breakout Sessions

Narratives of Disability: Finding Success in an Able-Bodied World

  • Dr. Ann M. Bennett, Assistant Professor of Educational Research, Department of Secondary and Middle Grades Education, Kennesaw State University

Discrimination Against LGBTQA+ Students and TIXCC Resources and Supportive Measures

  • Ronette S. Gerber, Director, Title IX and Clery Compliance, UNC Pembroke

 

4-4:50 p.m.: Breakout Sessions

Bystander Approach: Becoming A Catalyst for Change on Campus

  • Cheryl Harris, Outreach Coordinator and Counselor, Counseling and Psychological Services, UNC Pembroke
  • Ronald Henderson, Student and Hawk Assistant, Counseling and Psychological Services, UNC Pembroke
  • Matthew Miles, Counselor, Counseling and Psychological Services, UNC Pembroke

Wrongful Convictions in the Criminal Legal System

  • Rebecca Brown, Director of Policy, The Innocence Project
  • Andrew J. Madrigal, Doctoral Student, Criminology, Law, and Society, George Mason University
  • Vanessa Meterko, Interim Director of Science and Research, The Innocence Project
  • Dr. Robert Norris, Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law, and Society, George Mason University

My Journey as a Health Disparities Researcher

  • Dr. Ronny Bell, Professor of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest School of Medicine

Citizenship on Campus

  • Mykayla Brady, Student Service Leader for Student Engagement, Office of Community and Civic Engagement, UNC Pembroke
  • Joseph Brinkely, Student Service Leader for Civic Engagement, Office of Community and Civic Engagement, UNC Pembroke
  • Cal Burnette, Student Service Leader for Citizenship, Office of Community and Civic Engagement, UNC Pembroke

 

If you need an accommodation to access the program and/or program materials, please contact Lisa Gonzalez-Bullard at 910.521.6508 no later than five business days prior to the program.  However, a good faith effort will be made for any request made less than five days in advance.

The Social Justice Symposium is sponsored by the Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity and the Social Justice Symposium Committee.

For more information, contact the Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity at osid@uncp.edu or 910.521.6508.