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Amnesty International spreads awareness of human rights and social justice

Amnesty International

Stephanie Robledo, Reporter

March 3, 2020

The Amnesty International campus chapter focuses on spreading awareness of human rights and social justice throughout campus.  “Amnesty International is the largest human rights organization in the entire world; it is an international non-governmental organization. It has offices from more than 50 countr...

Speakers bring social justice to campus

Monti Washington contributed photo.

Arianna Davis

February 14, 2017

As social issues on a national level become a bigger concern, so does the priority of spreading awareness on campus. weConnect, a one-day summit meeting, works toward connecting students with each other as a way to learn more about their peers, as well as gaining insight on what's happening around them....

New summit prompts dialogue

Denise Simmons, educational leadership and technology assistant professor, spoke as one of the guest speakers at the Black Leadership Summit held in CSC Comanche, on April 26. Photo by Makayla Burnham

The Wichitan

April 27, 2016

Our view: The Black Leadership Summit is a necessary vehicle for change on this campus, and arguments about its necessity are missing the point and unfairly attack the students who benefit most from the summit.Although some students may feel the Black Leadership Summit isn't necessary or is counter-pr...

Educate yourself on social justice

The Wichitan

April 6, 2016

OUR OPINION: It's more than time for we as a campus community to be tolerant of people with varying sexualities, gender identities, religions, and cultural ties. But tolerance isn't enough – we must foster inclusivity as well. We continue to make strides in social justice at the national level, fr...

Social reform: It starts with a conversation

Emily Carroll

February 24, 2016

In the corner of the food court, three students sat around a table decorating yellow cards with words that best described who they were. In that moment, they were not thinking about a label or stereotype that others may put them under. This activity encouraged the students to forget about what society sa...

Conference builds leadership skills

Yolanda Torres

February 20, 2015

The weCONNECT Leadership Conference will take place on Feb. 21 in the Clark Student Center. The conference is designed to help student leaders build skills that they can take back to their own organizations and campuses. Jessica Pettitt, social justice speaker and consultant, will be the keynote speaker at t...

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