SFSU lecture series features weekly panels on topics of race, class, gender, disability, sexuality
SAN FRANCISCO, August 17, 2005 -- Faculty experts at San Francisco State University will discuss a wide range of issues relating to “Social Justice and Social Change: Race, Class, Gender, Disability and Sexuality at Home and Abroad” on Wednesday evenings this fall beginning Aug. 24, in front of about 50 students and other community members.
The two-unit course is designed to help the campus community and the public better understand issues of social justice, through panel discussions and lectures. Topics include: K-12 public education and the “No Child Left Behind” act, access and equity in higher education, health care, the criminal justice system, workforce, urban experience, environment and diverse social movements.
“There is no value more important than the way in which we treat people and our environment,” said course co-facilitator Joel Kassiola, dean of SFSU’s College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.
Members of the general public and the media are welcome to attend any of the sessions.
The class will be held 7:15 to 8:55 p.m. Wednesdays from Aug. 24 to Dec. 7 in the Humanities Auditorium, room 133 of the Humanities building, at SFSU.
This is the third consecutive year that Kassiola has offered a lecture-style class to students and the general public. Last fall the course focused on the 2004 presidential election. In fall 2003 he taught “The United States and the World in the 21st Century,” which featured faculty panels discussing U.S. policies and the use of military intervention in the post-9/11 world.
Graded on a credit/no-credit basis, “Social Justice and Social Change” can also be taken by non-SFSU students through the College of Extended Learning. For details, visit: http://bss.sfsu.edu.
One of the largest campuses in the California State University system, SFSU was founded in 1899 and today is a highly diverse, comprehensive, public, urban university.
WHAT: SFSU class and lecture series, “Social Justice and Social Change: Race, Class, Gender, Disability and Sexuality at Home and Abroad”
WHEN: 7:15 to 8:55 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 24 – Dec. 7
WHERE: Humanities Auditorium, room 133 of the Humanities building, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave. (at 19th Avenue), San Francisco
MORE INFORMATION: http://bss.sfsu.edu
1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132 415/338-1111