Fenelon is the newest scholar on the list of Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility visiting professors who are “outstanding social scientists, political leaders, and social activists whose careers demonstrate sustained engagement with major issues of social justice, civil liberties, human rights, and democracy.”
The theme of the tournament, Speak for Social Justice, featured five students from CSUSB oral communication 1006 courses who spoke about events related to social justice and social change.
Kathryn Ervin (theatre arts) was interviewed about using the arts to speak to social justice issues, and David Yaghoubian (history) discussed the International Court of Justice ruling that it would hear Iran’s case against the U.S. regarding sanctions.
Through his writings and his work with the Native American community, James Fenelon, CSUSB professor of sociology and director of the university’s Center for Indigenous Peoples Studies, is an advocate for social justice around the world.
Francisca Beer (finance), Mary Texiera (sociology), Ahlam Muhtaseb (communication studies) and Brian Levin (criminal justice) were included in recent news coverage.
The event, hosted by CSUSB’s Office of Student Engagement, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in CSUSB’s Santos Manuel Student Union Event Center. The summit is free and open to the public.
The Social Justice Summit at CSUSB, hosted by the Office of Student Engagement, focused on human rights and equality with breakout sessions and a keynote speech by Angela Rye — influential political strategist, social justice advocate.