The 10th Annual Valparaiso
University Peace and Social Justice Symposium
is coming soon!!
Date: November 5,
Time: 9-4 p.m.
Location: Harre Union
Our Keynote Speaker features Priscilla Ruiz
Guillen. She will speak on the topic of Women's Rights &
Indigenous' Rights are HUMAN Rights. She will draw on her experience from the
human rights situation in Chiapas, Mexico and her work with the Fray Bartolome
de las Casas Human Rights Center (frayba.org.mx), and the role of
international solidarity. FrayBa was
founded by the renowned liberation theologian, peace activist, and Catholic
Bishop Samuel Ruiz Garcia in 1989, and has since been a key ally for
Chiapas' indigenous communities. The presentation will be in Spanish and Stuart
will provide consecutive translation
The day will include individual Focus sessions presented
by students right here at Valpo that will be centered around our theme of Human
Rights, as well as information tables where you can learn how to get involved
and take a stance! There will be also be Hunger Theme Luncheon!
What will you eat for lunch today? More than 2.5 billion people live in
poverty...over 925 million people suffer from chronic hunger. Hunger affects
everyone. Come and experience firsthand how our decisions affect others in the
world. Learn firsthand how you can become a part of our community of concerned
global citizens who want to end hunger and poverty. Together, we can change the
world! If you would like to join us for lunch, your must PRE-REGISTER
by October 21, 2011. The cost is as follows:
We encourage you to pay in advance at the
Office of Multicultural Programs in the Gandhi King Center, 2nd floor Harre
Union. Cash or Check only please, and make payable to Valparaiso
Now that you know what's in store, CLICK ON
THE LINK BELLOW TO REGISTER! Remember, registration is FREE!!!
Please fill out this
registration form by October 31, 2011.