March 6-8, 2019
University of San Diego
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Wednesday, March 6 • 3:45pm - 4:55pm

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Zahra Ahmed - Breathing Life into Social Justice Work. How do we transform our social justice work into life practices? How can our work be strengthened by a commitment to live and practice social justice in our daily lives while also structuring our work around this important process and goal?

Kevin Guerrieri – Unfreezing Concepts: The Work of Social Justice and the University. How do we conceptualize the intersection of social justice work, academic freedom, and the multiple purposes of the university?

Estela G. Ballón - Centering the Expertise of Students from Underserved Communities in Service-LearningThis talk will focus on how to center students from underserved communities in the development of service learning in their communities. Their knowledge and lived experiences can provide broader and multi-layered insights to the community that are incomplete or unavailable through academic and news informational sources.

Jodie Parys - Deconstructing the Global Immigration Rhetoric through Community Based Learning in the Local Community. The U.S.-Mexico border is in a state of constant flux, particularly given the current political climate and recent migrant caravans seeking asylum.  However, it is often difficult for college students to separate fact from rhetoric, particularly in this politically charged environment.  As educators, how do we in higher education guide our students in this process and help them deconstruct the rhetoric?

Marsiol Morales:  Return on Equity. How do we describe the amount of social, cultural, political, economic and environmental return an institution, community, or society generates as a result of the efforts, commitment and investment in eliminating barriers to full participation, especially for those historically and structurally marginalized from participation?

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Kathleen S. Yep

Associate Dean of Faculty, Pitzer College of the Claremont Colleges
Cultural politics, feminist/antiracist pedagogies, and critical public health.

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Zahra Ahmed

Assistant Professor, Saint Mary's College of California
Zahra Ahmed is an Assistant Professor of Politics at St. Mary’s College of CA. Dr. Ahmed received her Masters degree in Social Work from Georgia State University and her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine. She has a broad base of expertise including... Read More →

Kevin Guerrieri

Associate Professor, University of San Diego
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Estela Ballon

Professor, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
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Jodie Parys

Professor of Spanish, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Jodie Parys is a Professor of Spanish in the Department of Languages and Literatures at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where she teaches courses in Spanish language, translation/interpretation, professional Spanish, and Latin American literature and civilization. She is the... Read More →
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Marisol Morales

Vice President for Network Leadership, Campus Compact
Marisol Morales serves as the Vice President for Network Leadership for Campus Compact. In this role Morales provides guidance, inspiration, and practical support to network staff across the country, helping state and regional directors achieve local goals while advancing shared network... Read More →

Wednesday March 6, 2019 3:45pm - 4:55pm PST
KIPJ Theatre