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placeholder January 20, 2014   •   VOL. 52, NO. 2   •   Oakland, CA
Civil and human rights focus of Social Justice Forum
 
Bay Area Social
Justice Forum


When: Feb. 15, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Holy Names University

Keynote: Clayborne Carson, director of the Martin Luther King Research and Education Institute

Registration: $25 on or before Jan. 26; $35 on or after Jan. 27; $40 at the door. Students: $10 with student ID on or before Jan. 26; $20 on or after Jan. 27; $25 at the door.

Information: www.hnu.edu/socialjustice
 

"The Dream Lives On: Civil and Human Rights, a Call to Action" is the theme for the Bay Area Social Justice Forum, which will be Feb. 15 at Holy Names University in Oakland.


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Clayborne Carson, editor of "The King Papers" and director of the Martin Luther King Research and Education Institute at Stanford University, will be the keynote speaker in the morning session for the fourth annual day of workshops and networking for workers in the fields of social justice.

Attendees will be able to attend keynote addresses during the morning and afternoon, as well as two workshops.

Workshop topics will include Social Justice and the Right to Vote; Gender Equality; Disability Social Justice; Community Advocacy and Policy Change; Human Trafficking; Immigration; Simplifying the Struggle for Justice; Race and Membership in America; Exploring White Privilege; and the History of Housing and Tenant Rights.

 
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"Human Trafficking: A Modern Day Form of Slavery" is the title of a presentation from 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 21 at Holy Spirit Parish, 37588 Fremont Blvd., Fremont. The event is in the Small Hall.

Presenters are Sister Caritas Foster of the Sisters of the Holy Family, and Elizabeth Smith, an advocate at MISSEY (Motivating, Inspiring, Supporting Sexually Exploited Youth). Donations will be gratefully accepted and will benefit MISSEY.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County is sponsoring the event, with Holy Spirit Church, Sisters of the Holy Family, Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose and the deacons of the Diocese of Oakland.
 
In the afternoon keynote session, Rev. Deborah Lee, Rev. Phillip Lawson and a Holy Names University alumnus will share their journey to being social justice activists.

Rev. Lee, an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, is the director of the Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights.

In addition to Holy Names University, sponsors include the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael; Sisters of the Holy Family; Saint Mary's College; Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers; the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael; the English Center, JustFaith Ministries; and Stop Slavery, Northern California Coalition of Catholic Sisters.

Events will take place in the Valley Center for the Performing Arts at Holy Names University, 3500 Mountain Blvd., Oakland. Registration is $25 on or before Jan. 26; $35 on or after Jan. 27; $40 at the door. Student registration is $10 with student ID on or before Jan. 26; $20 on or after Jan. 27; $25 at the door. Additional information and registration is available at www.hnu.edu/socialjustice.

 
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