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Upcoming Events

  • 10th Annual Summit on Social Justice and Diversity Tuesday April 2nd, 2013, 8:30am-5:00pm UC Panorama room

Summit Organizing Committee (SOC) meetings are held in the the Department of Africana Studies Office,
Candelaria 0140 every Wednesday at 6:30 pm.

2012/2013 School Year Officers

President------------------Tramaine Duncan
Vice President------------Michael Lengel
Secretary------------------Fatimah Kitwanna
Treasurer------------------Gabriel Christie

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Hermon George, Jr.

Prof. Brian Smith

 

Mission Statement

The Summit on Social Justice and Diversity is based at the University of Northern Colorado. It is an annual gathering of scholars, activists, students, faculty, and community members who share a belief in the need for a more just and egalitarian American society

Definition of Social Justice

The members of the Summit Organizing Committee (S.O.C) understand social justice to be based upon equality and uninhibited access to America's many opportunities. S.O.C members are not only seeking social justice, but will also work to ensure that no individual or group is disadvantaged because of their difference from the majority. We believe that only perpetual vigilance and struggle can attain and guarantee greater degrees of social justice.

Definition of Diversity

For us, diversity is not a hollow display of commercial images rooted in superficiality and ever more subtle stereotypes. Diversity can only mean acknowledging and respecting the differences among genders, races, ethnicities, sexual preferences, physical and mental abilities, and cultures within a considerably more equitable social order than currently exists.

Call to Action

We must have the courage to engage in the political, cultural, practical, and ethical battles necessary to secure social justice. We invite those who agree with the above statements to join us. Each generation finds its destiny and either fulfills or betrays it. Taking up this challenge, let us march on together. The struggle continues!

2013 Summit

The Summit Organizing Committee (SOC) of UNC is hosting the 10th Annual Summit on Social Justice and
Diversity at the University of Northern Colorado on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013. The event will be held
from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm, in the Panorama Room of the University Center on UNC's campus in
Greeley, Colorado. Call The Africana Studies Department Office for more information: (970) 351-2685.

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