Roosevelt University will once again host Social Justice Week, April 9–13, a series of events that will address social and human rights issues in the U.S.
Hosted by the SPEED Activities Board, Social Justice Week events are free for all students to attend and will mostly take place on the Chicago Campus. Come join other members of the Roosevelt community as we promote social justice and challenge each other to make a positive difference in the world.
Here’s a quick rundown of the week’s events:
Create Homeless Kits
Monday, April 9 | WB 317, 12–3 p.m.
Join SPEED and other Roosevelt peers as they pack care packages for Chicago’s homeless. These supply kits will later be distributed to the local downtown homeless community.
Dine and Dialogue – Current LGBTQA Issues
Tuesday, April 10 | WB 317, 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Student attendees will be provided with food and in-depth discussion about issues affecting today’s LGBTQA population. The discussion will be led by a University staff member and/or SPEED student leader.
SPEED Drag Show
Wednesday, April 11 | Congress Lounge, 6 p.m.
One of Roosevelt’s most popular on-campus events, the Drag Show is back by popular demand! Last year’s show saw fabulous queens Trannika Rex, Naomi Smalls, Sara Andrews and Kim Chi strut their stuff. This year’s show is sure to not disappoint.
Dine and Dialogue – Race and Identity
Thursday, April 12 | WB 317, 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Dine and discuss issues of race, identity and the social, political and economic meanings behind these words. The discussion will be led by a University staff member and/or SPEED student leader.
Anti-Cruelty Society Service Project
Friday, April 13 | Anti-Cruelty Society, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Help create toys and other items for animals awaiting adoption at Chicago’s Anti-Cruelty Society. Students will be given a tour of the animal shelter and educated on the issues facing Chicago’s animal population at large.
Note: Please sign up for the Anti-Cruelty Society Service Project by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.