Social Justice

The U.S. Culture of Firearms / Dr. Warren Blumenfeld

The U.S. Culture of Firearms / Dr. Warren Blumenfeld

The U.S. ranks first among 178 countries for the highest per capita rate of firearm ownership. On average, each year firearms account for approximately 11 thousand homicides, another 22 thousand suicides and accidental deaths, and many more injuries. In the wake of these fatalities and high-visibility mass shootings, a very contentious debate has continued in [Read more…]

Show Me Democracy! / Dan Parris Showcasing NACA Mid-Atlantic, Mid-America and Northeast!

Show Me Democracy! / Dan Parris Showcasing NACA Mid-Atlantic, Mid-America and Northeast!

Amidst the storm of the Ferguson, MO, shooting, seven St. Louis college students evolved into advocates and activists as they demanded change through policy and protest. From 100 hours of footage shot over two years, the film Show Me Democracy has been woven into a powerful story of young people engaged in key issues: race, [Read more…]

Which Lives Matter?

Which Lives Matter?

Is it Black Lives? Is it Blue Lives? White Lives? Or is It All Lives?  Everyone knows that all lives matter, but the question is do they matter equally? “WHICH LIVES MATTER” is an intense, inclusive, educational program, intended to build bridges, not walls.  Speaker, poet, and activist Monti Washington helps students explore the history, conditioning, stereotypes, [Read more…]

21 %: The Rise of Women & Entrepreneurs / Julia Garcia

21 %: The Rise of Women & Entrepreneurs / Julia Garcia

By the time she turned 21, author, PHD candidate and nationally renowned speaker, Julia Garcia, had already worked more jobs than years she had been alive. From dancing on bars, to taking pictures for an online newspaper, to being a licensed soccer coach and personal trainer, to a broadcast journalist and a Starbucks barista. Julia [Read more…]

#WAGINGPEACE: The Muslim Refugee Crisis / Jim Keady

#WAGINGPEACE: The  Muslim Refugee Crisis / Jim Keady

In the same way that soldiers in the U.S. Armed Forces gear up and wage war, so must social justice warriors gear up and wage peace. Jim Keady shares his experience of going to Greece to help with the Muslim refugee crisis. In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, Keady observed with great concern as [Read more…]

Behind the Swoosh:Sweatshops and Social Justice / Jim Keady

Behind the Swoosh:Sweatshops and Social Justice / Jim Keady

  Jim Keady shares his stories of living with Nike’s factory workers and his decade long effort to end sweatshop abuses. He also shows audience members what they can do to get involved and join this fight for justice. This interactive multi-media event includes role-playing, powerful video footage, and a question-answer period.  Jim Keady is [Read more…]

What Matters? / Dan Parris, David Peterka, Rob Lehr

What Matters? / Dan Parris, David Peterka, Rob Lehr

Dan Parris@ TEDx Gateway Arch, St. Louis, on 9/11/14 PERFECT for Poverty Awareness and National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Weeks. What breaks your heart?  What makes you come alive?  Figure out a way your students can intersect these passions by hosting this program! This dynamic presentation is based on the documentary film What Matters?, a film about three [Read more…]