Ocean County College Hosts Social Justice Series



Well timed Topics: Author and actress Anna Deveare Smith will talk as part of the series planned at Ocean County College. (Equipped Photograph)
Last September, Ocean County University launched what was supposed to be a one-12 months collection of interactive events, films and lectures concentrated on social justice difficulties – all held almost due to the pandemic. The programming was so well-liked that OCC made the decision to continue its Social Justice Sequence during the coming academic yr.
Topics will include race, hunger, immigration, environmental alter, gender and LGBTQ considerations and much more. And, mainly because the campus has reopened, the in-individual, interactive activities that have been curtailed in 2020-21 have been additional to the schedule.
All events are open up to the public, and registration is not required.
OCC’s Basis, Student Daily life, Heart for Accessibility and Fairness, the colleges of Arts and Humanities and Business and Social Sciences, the library and the Grunin Centre collaborated to build this sequence. Heidi Sheridan, dean of Arts and Humanities, reported final yr the college “had a lot more than 500 students go to almost, and I’m fired up about the possibilities for this year now that activities will be held in human being,” with a several also made available on-line or hybrid.
The events begin with a commemoration of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sept. 13, and that includes speaker Walead Mohammed Mosaad, director of Muslim Pupil Life at Lehigh College in Bethlehem, Pa., and a traveling to professor at the Bayan Claremont College of Theology. Mossad, a scholar of the Islamic tradition, earned a doctoral diploma in Arab and Islamic Reports from the College of Exeter in the United Kingdom. He has lectured thoroughly throughout the Muslim globe, Europe and the Far East on challenges experiencing the Muslim group.
Later on future month, on Sept. 28 at 11 a.m., the college will existing a viewing of the documentary “I Am Greta,” which follows teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg of Sweden “on her international campaign to get people to pay out awareness to experts about the world’s environmental problems,” as OCC points out. Higher education lecturer Jason Molloy will direct a post-movie discussion.
Many much more events abide by during the remainder of the tumble and winter, such as a communicate by creator and actress Anna Deveare Smith and a showing of the film “Break the Chain,” which follows two survivors of child intercourse and labor trafficking within just Michigan communities.
For a complete record of gatherings, take a look at ocean.edu/social-justice-series. Questions can be directed to Sheridan at hsheridan@ocean.edu.
OCC’s primary campus is situated on School Push in Toms River.  —J.K.-H.

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