The Social Justice Dialogue Series (SJDD) was created to provide a space for students, staff, and faculty to engage in critical conversations around intersections of identity, leadership, and local, national, and global social justice issues. Each program asks a question or explore an idea related to social justice, equity, and inclusion.
The SJDD is not a workshop or formal presentation. It’s a space created to promote an engaging dialogue among the University of Houston-Clear Lake community.
- Registration is required to attend.
- Open to UHCL students, faculty and staff.
- Dinner and a critical learning space provided.
For any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact Yolanda Barnes.
Spring 2018 SJDD Events
|Slacktivism vs. Activism: Is Social Media Enough?
Thursday, February 8
Incorporating trending hashtags in your social media posts, changing one’s profile picture to have the color of a country’s flag, and posting articles about current social issues garners attention. However, is it enough to bring about true social change? This dialogue will explore the positive and negative energy circling social media activism.
|The #MeToo Movement: What’s Next?
Monday, April 2
The #MeToo movement has inspired a “tsunami” of stories, from newspaper front pages, to social media, to private conversations between friends and relatives. This dialogue will begin to confront the questions and issues the movement has brought to light.
|Social Class: A Multifaceted Construct
Tuesday, April 17
Discussing socioeconomic status can be challenging, yet social class matters more than ever. This is true, given increased income inequality in the United States and indications that higher education does not reduce this inequality as much as many people hope. “Class” is a complex and multifaceted construct. Join us for a discussion about how we view and operate within a social class system in the United States today.