Social Justice Week at Arcadia University Looks at Harassment, Abuse

By Caitlin Burns | March 10, 2016

Arcadia University’s Social Justice Week, from March 21 through the 24, will feature presentations and lectures on sexual harassment and abuse, looking closely at war-torn nations and online platforms. The week aims to open and further discussions of how these abuses can be addressed on national and global levels.

The biggest events for Social Justice Week will be on March 23 and 24, when two outside researchers will address the role of state systems in fighting abuse against women. On Wednesday, March 23, Dr. Victoria Collins, assistant professor in the School of Justice Studies at Eastern Kentucky University, will speak from her recent book, State Crime, Women and Gender, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Castle Mirror and Rose Room.​

On Thursday, March 24, from 4 to 5:45 p.m., Lorna Lowe will screen her documentary, “Romeo,” with a discussion to follow. The documentary follows the life of Antonio Arrendel as he heals from his childhood abuse by rehabilitating abusive men. Over a period of eight years Antonio discovers the ironic parallels between his life and the men whose ideas about women and violence he is working to change.

The week is sponsored by Arcadia’s Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice department and the University’s Pan African Studies Collective, in collaboration with the Office of Institutional Diversity and the Criminal Justice Society.

Other events for this week are: