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Registration Closes Feb. 28

You may register on Mar. 5.  Pre-register to get lunch and pick a concurrent session.

This Teach-In aims to engage the University community in meaningful dialogue around issues of social justice and inequality. Be a part of the conversation.


Schedule for Monday, March 5, 2018

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Goodwin Hall Lobby


Morning Sessions:  Identities, Movement & Migration

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Welcome and Academic Keynote

"Assimilation:  An Alternative History"

Catherine S. Ramírez, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz

Goodwin Hall Auditorium

10:30 - 11:45 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

Rooms Assigned

Session Options:
Many sessions have a limited capacity.  Please register early to attend your first choice.
  • Migration, Race, & Human Dignity
  • Political Dialogue & Civility
  • Refugees Seeking Safety (simulation)
  • Digital Communities & Conflicts
  • Pathways to Identity (experiential)
  • Transgender & Human
  • Justice & Economic Disparity
  • Faith & Extremism
  • "The Talk":  Gender & Sexual Identity Formation
  • Exploring Bias Workshop
  • Health & Adverse Childhood Experiences:  Part 1
  • "Let's Get Real":  Racism at BenU
12:00 - 12:30 p.m.


St. Benedict Chapel, Kindlon Hall 4th Floor

12:00 - 1:20 p.m.

Lunch & Poster Presentation

Krasa Dining Hall


Afternoon Sessions:  Gender, Racial & Economic Inequality

1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Community Keynote

"Hip-Hop & Social Justice in the Civic Sphere"
Kevin Coval (Young Chicago Authors)

Goodwin Hall Auditorium

3:00 - 4:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

Rooms Assigned

Session Options:
Many sessions have a limited capacity.  Please register early to attend your first choice.
  • Creating Cross-Racial Solidarities
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Work & Family Conflict:  FMLA
  • Taxation, Politics & Activism
  • Social Justice in Economics:  An Equity Game
  • Political Dialogue & Civility
  • Inequalities in STEM:  Barriers & Solutions
  • The Poetics of Place (writing workshop)
  • "It's on Us":  Sexual Assault Prevention
  • Health & Adverse Childhood Experiences:  Part II
  • Design Your Own Economic Utopia
  • Human Trafficking Awareness 101
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Activism Fair

Goodwin Hall Lobby

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Evening Performance

"Art & Justice"
Storycatchers Theatre's Changing Voices Ensemble
a performance by recently released court-involved adolescents and young adults
Goodwin Hall Auditorium

Teach-In on Social Justice and Inequality

We are seeking volunteers to help us plan and participate in the activities for the day.  To volunteer or if you have questions, please contact Megan Benham, Global/Intercultural Program Coordinator (  To make changes to your reservation, please contact Danny Turano, Assistant Director of Leadership Development (