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Student Advocacy

Social Justice Solutions: A Community Activist Forum Series

Social and Economic Justice

Thank you to all who joined this series and shared their voices as we worked from a community and strengths based perspective to develop action oriented strategies. Please see below for photos and videos of the events.

Previous forums: 

Political Justice: Saturday, October 22, 2016 with keynote speaker: Will Francis, LMSW
Thank you to our participants, forum speakers, and attendees. See photos from the event here.
To view the recorded live stream of the presentation and panel Q&A, cick here

Social and Economic Justice: Saturday, September 24, 2016 with keynote speaker: Dr. Stephen Klineberg
Thank you to all our participants, forum speakers, and Dr. Klineberg. See photos from the event here
To see video footage of the presentation and panel Q&A, click here

Racial Justice: Saturday, August 13, 2016 with keynote speaker: Dr. Raymond Winbush
Thanks to all participated in Racial Justice Solutions, the first community activist forum in the Social Justice Solutions series. See photos from the event here.


Global Justice Student Advocacy

Student Projects

To view the entire Student Project photo album with highlights from each of the student submissions, click here.

Global Justice Class

Student Opinion Editorials

Six students in Global Justice Issues in Social Work, taught by Professors Aabha Brown and Jody Williams, had their opinion editorials published this fall. These pieces examine a range of issues and are a clear demonstration of the resolve, understanding and commitment these students have to achieving justice. Read all six of the editorials below. 

Barbie Brashear – “Houston Women Need More Protection”, Houston Chronicle

Trang-Thu (Mimi) Dương – “Welcoming’ Houston is Also Deportation Capital”, Texas Tribune

Rylan Flugence - “Eliminating Debt for Higher Education”, The Daily Cougar

Carsen McFarland: “Holy Water Cause Inspires Activism”, The Light & Champion

Elsa Mendoza – “Houston Is a Beacon for Diversity”, The Daily Cougar

Ashley Patterson – “We Should Open the Border to Central American Refugees”, The Daily Cougar