Pencils Down Virtual Symposium: June 18, 2020

June 15, 2020 by Eric Dean


Student Symposium: “Pencils Down: Confronting Hate with, and in, the Humanities”

Event Date and Time: June 18, 2020, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Event Address: Online

Even in times of enormous social need, the Humanities too frequently take their responsibilities to confront hatred and iniquity in society, along with their potential to address social justice, for granted. Please join this student-organized symposium for a full-day series of remote roundtables on social justice in and out of the classroom. This symposium highlights student voices confronting hate with, and in, the humanities. In addition to two open-ended student roundtables, the program will include smaller sessions on the following topics:

  • Protest movements
  • Criminal Justice
  • Social justice in the classroom
  • Creative responses to social justice

Schedule June 18, 2020

  • 9-10 a.m. – Opening Roundtable
  • 10-10:25 a.m. – Break
  • 10:25-11:05 a.m. – Resistance On & Off-Campus
  • 11:05-11:10 a.m. – Break
  • 11:10 a.m. – Prison censorship presentation
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Criminal Justice Roundtable
  • 12:15-12:20 p.m. – Break
  • 12:20-12:30 p.m. – Public-facing Theory Class presentation
  • 12:30-1:15 p.m. – Equity Pedagogy and Classroom Social Justice
  • 1:15-1:20 p.m. – Break
  • 1:20-1:30 p.m. – Poetry presentation
  • 1:30-2:15 p.m. – Creative Works Roundtable
  • 2:15-2:30 p.m. – Break
  • 2:30-3:30 p.m. – Closing Roundtable and Calls to Action

We encourage you to invite students, other faculty, and friends and family to join us.

Contact us at SAPHSymposium@gmail.com