Social Justice Action Series

Sponsored by the Jordan Institute for Families
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work



  • Activism in Academia with TED SHAW, Director, UNC Center for Civil Rights  (flyer) – Monday, October 16, 2017, 5:30pm – 7:00pm, followed by “dinner and discuss” groups, catered by Vimala’s CurryBlossom Cafe).
  • Community viewing of Ted Shaw’s address, followed by discussion and Q & A with Dean Gary Bowen and Distinguished Professor Iris Carlton-LaNey – Friday, Nov 3rd from 12 noon – 2 pm (with lunch); and on Thursday, Nov 9th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm in Room 300 (with dinner)
  • How do you Activate? Open house in the Jordan Institute to talk about social justice and share what you and colleagues are doing to foment, support, and drive social change. Drop in between 8:30 am to 2:00 pm on Monday, Dec 4; Tuesday, Dec 5; and/or Friday Dec 8. Snacks served.
  • Nuts & Bolts: Strategies & Tools for Organizing in North Carolina – Come to learn different tactics to advocate for social change from a panel of NC organizers and activists — including Deandrea Newsome (2020 StartsNOW), Damon Seils (Carrboro Board of Alderman), Alexa Broderick (the Equity Paradigm), and Nathan Hollister (Mutual Aid Carrboro). Friday, January 26, 2018, 12:00-2:00, Tate-Turner-Kuralt, Auditorium. Contribute questions to panelists at    Flyer | Video of panel
  • Environmental Justice with Meredith Powers – Embracing Simple Practices to Promote Community and Environmental Sustainability. Dr. Powers will speak to issues such as ecological justice, environmental racism, climate change, and radical community organizing to facilitate the transition to a clean, healthy, and just society. Monday, February 26, 2018, 12:00 – 2:00.  Flyer | Live stream directions