Social Justice Week 2018 Explores Environmental Issues

By RetterJ | March 20, 2018

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, in collaboration with the Criminal Justice and Sociology societies, hosts Social Justice Week, March 26-29. This year’s theme, “Going Green: Exploring Environmental Issues,” focuses on connections between environment and society, such as environmental racism, green criminology, and benefits of the craft beer industry.

Highlights of Social Justice Week 2018 include keynote speaker Dr. Travis Milburn, assistant professor of Sociology and Political Science at Tennessee Technological University, presenting on environmental crimes, and a panel of local brewers discussing the benevolence of breweries from social and environmental perspectives.

Monday, March 26

“The Victimology of the Flint Water Crisis,” presented by “CJ296: Victimology.”
4 to 7 p.m., Commons Great Room

Tuesday, March 27

“Environmental Racism” poster presentations by “CJ300: Race, Crime, & Justice.”
10:20 a.m. to noon, Castle Rose & Mirror Rooms

“Against the Odds: American Indians vs. Oil Companies” presented by Dr. Favian Guertin-Martín, assistant professor of Criminal Justice.
2:10 to 3:50 p.m., Castle Rose & Mirror Rooms

Wednesday, March 28

“Advancing Global Environmental Justice: Case for Social Mobilization, Human Rights, and Strategic Litigation” presented by Sociology Instructor Alex Otieno.
12:15 to 1:20 p.m., Castle Rose & Mirror Rooms

Thursday, March 29

“What Is Green Criminology?” presented by Dr. Travis Milburn.
10:20 a.m. to noon, Dining Hall: Amphitheater 107

“Drink Local? Exploring the Environmental Benefits of the Craft Beer Industry” presented by Dr. Guertin-Martín, Dr. Milburn, and Andrew Danyew ’18.
2:10 to 3:50 p.m., Dining Hall: Amphitheater 107

“Untapped Potential: Beer and Goodwill” poster presentations by “US293: Untapped” University Seminar.
6:15 to 6:50 p.m., Dining Hall: Amphitheater 107
“Brewing Up Goodwill: An Informal Conversation with Local Brewers’ on Benevolence and the Community,” moderated by Danyew and Dr. Guertin-Martín.
7 to 8:15 p.m., Dining Hall: Amphitheater 107

Panelists include Hannah Kearsti Gohde (Free Will Brewing Company); Dan Popernack (La Cabra Brewing Company); Mike Contreras (2SP Brewing Company); Tim Patton (Saint Benjamin Brewing Company).