Social Justice Leadership Conference Fall 2013 Schedule

Saturday, October 26, 2013
10:30AM Registration

Usdan 300 (DFC) Lounge


Keynote Address and Brunch with Lucas Codognolla

Born and raised in Minas Gerais, Brazil, Lucas Codognolla and his family immigrated to the United States in 2000 when he was 9 years old. Now 22, Lucas currently serves as lead coordinator of CT Students for a Dream, a statewide network of undocumented students and allies that seeks to promote the rights of undocumented immigrants through community organizing, leadership development, and advocacy. Lucas has passionately dedicated his time to fight for human rights and immigrants' rights. Being an activist and undocumented himself, he has made one of his main goals to empower undocumented youth, having them realize that immigration status is not a barrier to achieve one's fullest potential. Lucas is an undergraduate student at the University of Connecticut pursuing a bachelor's degree in political science. Follow him @LucasCodog.

Usdan 300 (DFC)
Session Block One: 12:10PM-1:10PM
12:10PM The Politics of Pharmacokinetics
presented by Andrew Olson and Winnie Yung
Usdan 110
12:10PM Radical Accessibility
presented by Olivia Chavez and Catherine MacLean from Wesleyan Students for Disability Rights
Usdan 136
Session Block Two: 1:20PM-2:20PM
1:20PM Exploring Students of Color Leadership Narratives through Racial Identity
presented by Luz Burgos-Lopez
Usdan 108
1:20PM Exploring Body Image Through Faith
presented by Rachel Leicher and Julia Hsia
Usdan 110
2:30-3:30PM Closing Session
Beckham Hall

Movement and Social Justice Workshop Beckham Hall
Our bodies are a source of learning, interpretation and discovery. Choreographers Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and Liz Lerman, with students from the "Blood Muscle Bone" dance course, will combine academic and artistic research to develop a vision for how a movement practice can be an engine to investigate and communicate ideas surrounding the impact of wealth and poverty on the body.