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Social Justice Dinner Dialogue Series

The Social Justice Dinner 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.

  • Fall 2017 Sessions
  • Sept. 28, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
    • Theme: We Should All Be Feminist
    • Location: Student Org Room, SSCB 1202.07
    • Registration: Required

      Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie says, “We teach girls that they can have ambition, but not too much… to be successful, but not too successful.” During this session we will discuss the feminist movement throughout history. In addition, we’ll explore why labeling yourself as a feminist can sometimes be seen as taboo. Should we all be feminist?
  • Oct. 17, 7 - 8:30 p.m. 
    • Theme: Got Privilege? Navigating Power and Oppression in Our Daily Lives
    • Location: Student Org Room, SSCB 1202.07
    • Registration: Required

      The Social Justice Organization will co-lead a conversation around the importance of exploring our individual privileges. We will encourage participants to identify and acknowledge the connections between power, oppression, and privilege. We will talk through ways our privileged identities can help us be allies for others.
  • Nov. 14, 4:30 - 6 p.m.
    • Theme: Controversy with Civility
    • Location: Student Org Room, SSCB 1202.07
    • Registration: Required

    • Controversy with civility is the act to willingly engage in a respectful dialogue around disagreements that arise from the sharing of diverse perspectives and opinions. This session will explore ways in which controversy with civility creates an environment where opinions and differences are valued and can lead to a constructive dialogue around a collaborative outcome.

  • Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement

    Phone: 281-283-2560
    Fax: 281-283-2566
    Email: slice@uhcl.edu

    SSCB 1204
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 198
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Regular office hours:
    Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Please call ahead during holidays and semester breaks.