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Social Justice Symposium

  • Loyola Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs 1125 West Loyola Avenue Chicago, IL, 60626 United States (map)

Social Justice Symposium will be a one-day conference on social justice topics meant to facilitate learning, personal development, and community building. This will be achieved through workshops, speakers, activities, and interactions that brings together Loyola University Chicago undergraduate/graduate students, faculty, staff and all community members from across the Chicago area. 

The creation of the Social Justice Symposium, derived from the Women of Color Leadership Summit and the Q-Summit that the Department of Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs (SDMA) hosted the last few years. In an effort to engage a wider audience on the intersections of social identities, social injustices, and the disruption of systemic oppression, we have decided to create one larger scale sysmposium that sheds light on all all of these different communities. This will help promote intersectionality and solidarity, as we learn together about how to collectively empower our own communities.

Social Justice Symposium's inaugural theme is "Together We Rise". This Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs-led conference will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 9:00am-5:00pm in Damen Student Center, Multipurpose Room (2nd floor) at Loyola's Lakeshore campus. The symposium aims to provide workshops, performances, and educational sessions that are focused on the experience of various social identities across higher education. Though geared toward Loyola undergraduate/graduate students, faculty, and staff, we invite folks from other universities (students, faculty, and staff) and non-collegiate community members to present! 

For people interested in ATTENDING the symposium, please REGISTER online through the link below:

For people interested in PRESENTING, please REGISTER through the link above AND then submit your proposal in the link below:

All presentation proposals should align with the following learning outcomes:
• Demonstrate social perspective taking by learning about one perspective different from their own as it relates to privilege and oppression
• Create tangible actions that promote social justice that positively influences their lived experience
• Foster and cultivate a sense of building community amongst faculty, staff, and student at Loyola University Chicago
• Articulate how privileged and oppressed social identities intersect to influence their lived experiences

For special accommodations, questions, or concerns, please email