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.
March 22, Dr. Dina Pinsky, associate professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, “Online Harassment Against Women,” from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in the dining room.
March 22, Dr. Ana Maria Garcia, associate professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, “Hunting Ground,” from 6 to 8 p.m. in the dining room.
March 24, Collins and Drs. Annie Lee and Favian Martin, assistant professors of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, “Achieving Social Change through Art,” from 10 a.m. to noon in the Great Room.