Tag Archives: social justice

Folio Social Justice Night


Ellie Sherry — Reporter  As November continues, so does social justice month at Southern. In following with the month’s theme, Folio hosted a Social Justice reading night. The first person to speak at Social Justice night was Spanish major Gabriela Vázquez, a senior, who started her painting in January 2019. Her talent took off quickly, and she began to sell

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Diversity Dialogue and social justice values


Jessica Guerrucci — Managing Editor Dignity, respect, kindness, compassion and civility – Southern’s social justice values carried into larger conversation about diversity as a whole that Asma Rahimyar, said helped students find “a common thread.” “You’re at a table with people who come from completely different religions than you do, completely different cultures than you do and completely different sorts

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DPE raises awareness of social justice to students


Jackson Volenec — Reporter The Multicultural Center held an informational session regarding the new Diversity Peer Educator volunteer position that is available to students looking to advocate for social justice on campus. The Diversity Peer Educator position is a new volunteer role available for students, with the main objective is to raise awareness of social justice and fight any injustices they

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Southern is not a true social justice university


Essence Boyd — News Editor For as long as I can remember, Southern has displayed a vision of being a social justice driven university without providing proof. According to the university website, Southern “strives to ensure that all members of the community are treated with dignity, respect, kindness, compassion and civility.” However, besides there being one month out of the

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SISTAS, a club that promotes social justice values


Jessica Guerrucci—Reporter Through promoting social justice and empowering women, Sisters In Schools Together Achieving Success has brought students together and let them know that no matter what they face, they are not alone. SISTAS is a club that promotes female empowerment, diversity and inclusion by educating students on minority female culture. The club meets on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. in

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University moves forward towards diversity


Victoria Bresnahan—News Editor, and Tamonda Griffiths—News Writer On Valentine’s Day last year, students, faculty, staff and administration rallied for racial solidarity and equality following incidents of two professors saying the n-word during class. According to Diane Mazza, chief human resources officer, one of the professors, Eric Triffin— who said the n-word while singing a song in class—is no longer employed

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Speaker enlightens students


Tamonda Griffiths—News Writer During Black History month, the life and achievements of African Americans are celebrated. One such person is Martin Luther King Jr. At an event hosted by the Multicultural Center, civil rights activist and greater New Haven community leader Carroll E. Brown shared how King had impacted her life and how she hopes to inspire others. “I speak

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