10th annual Local to Global Justice Teach-In held at ASU
Local to Global Justice, founded by ASU students in 2001, will hold its 10th annual Local to Global Justice Teach-In on ASU's Tempe campus Feb. 25 through Feb. 27.
The organization’s mission is to educate ASU students and the greater community about issues of local and global justice, while promoting diversity, freedom of speech, and academic freedom of discussion—connecting local diversity, sustainability, and social justice issues to larger global struggles.
A weekend of panels, hands-on-workshops, and plenary sessions are mingled with music, dance, film, activities for kids, and food!
The Teach-In kicks off Friday night with music by “Artifical Red” at 6:30 in the Farmer Education Lecture Hall, followed by a screening of the 26-minute film "In The Footsteps of Yellow Woman" and a Q&A with its teen director, Camille Manybeads Tso, who explores her Navajo ancestry by imagining and bringing to life her great-great-grandmother Yellow Woman’s participation in the Long Walk.
Camilo Pérez-Bustillo, a scholar, attorney, and activist, will be the afternoon keynoter on Saturday, Feb. 26. He is a research professor in the Graduate Program in Human Rights and the Faculty of Law at the Autonomous University of Mexico City. Professor Pérez-Bustillo has written extensively on global human rights discourse and practices; their historical, philosophical, and ethical origins; and about the rights of indigenous peoples, migrants, refugees, and the displaced (“peoples in movement”), while helping to organize world forums on migration and peoples in movement and use comparative research to prevent and eradicate poverty.
Sunday afternoon’s keynoter will be Nancy Meyer of Peaceful Tomorrows, an organization founded by family members of those killed on September 11 who have united to turn their grief into action for peace. By developing and advocating nonviolent options and actions in the pursuit of justice, they hope to break the cycles of violence engendered by war and terrorism.
For the full schedule of the weekend's activities, visit http://www.localtoglobal.org/2011teachin.htm or download the complete conference program, including maps to the event, at http://www.localtoglobal.org/2011Teach-InProgram02222011.pdf.