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Social Justice and Earth Week: A Dialogue in Sustainability

April 22, 2018 is Earth Day. UW Oshkosh will celebrate this day as part of a week of celebrations.

The full calendar of events is available on the Equal Opportunity and Access site. Evening headline events include:

April 16, 2018, 7:00 p.m.: Earth Democracy
Keynote Speaker Vandana Shiva describes Earth Democracy, a paradigm and process that creates living economies, democracies, and cultures to end violence against the Earth and its inhabitants. Reeve Union Ballroom, free and open to the public. “Who Really Feeds the World?” (2016) will be available for sale with book signing to follow. Sponsored by the University Speaker Series.

Watch a video of her speech.

April 17, 2018, 6:00 p.m. Awaken Your Mind: Water, Truth & Justice
A showing of the film “Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock” with discussion to follow by Dr. Heidi Nicholls, UWO Anthropology Department. Sage 1214, free and open to the public. Sponsored by SIRT, Inter-Tribal Student Organization and American Indian Student Services.

Bullfrog Films presents…AWAKE, A Dream from Standing Rock from Bullfrog Films on Vimeo.

April 18, 2018, 7:00 p.m.: Unveiled, by Rohina Malik
“Racism. Hate crimes. Love. Islam. Culture. Language. Life. Five Muslim women in a post-9/11 world serve tea and uncover what lies beneath the veil in this critically acclaimed one-woman show.” Reeve Union Ballroom, free and open to the public. Sponsored by Reeve Union, Academic Support of Inclusive Excellence, Office of Equal Opportunity Access, Social Justice Club, University Speaker Series, Reeve Union Board, and the IDEA Committee.

April 19, 2018, 7:00 p.m.: Where Honeybees Thrive: Making a Better World for Bees and Humans
An evening with author Heather Swan and Nicaragua Bee Project founders Martin Havlovic and Michael Bauer. Swan’s book “Where Honeybees Thrive” and materials from the Nicaragua Bee Project, and honey will be for sale. Halsey 107, free and open to the public. Sponsored by SIRT, Environmental Studies, Honors College, and the Global Scholar Student Club.