Mary Romero, professor in the School of Social Justice & Social Inquiry at Arizona State University
Bastian Foundation Diversity Lecture: "Making Private Problems Public Issues: Revisioning a Social Justice Approach to Carework"
Vieve Gore Concert Hall in the Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory
1840 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, Utah
Sept. 13, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
SALT LAKE CITY – As part of the 2012-2013 Bastian Foundation Diversity Lecture Series, Westminster hosts a lecture by Mary Romero entitled "Making Private Problems Public Issues: Revisioning a Social Justice Approach to Carework” on Sept. 13, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. in the Vieve Gore Concert Hall in the Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory.
Mary Romero is a professor in the School of Social Justice & Social Inquiry at Arizona State University. Romero’s lecture will serve as an opening to Hispanic Heritage Month at Westminster. Romero focuses on exploring the lives of immigrant domestic workers, class, privilege, the American Dream and intersections of identity, among others.
The theme of the2012-2013 Bastian Foundation Diversity Lecture Seriesis “Academics as Activists.” Guest lecturers will be focusing on how academics have engaged in work/research that serves as a form of activism and/or how academic institutions or scholars influence or support activist movements.
This event is free and open to the public. The presentation will be followed by an audience question-answer session.
About the Bastian Foundation Diversity Lecture Series:
This year’s series explores the connection between academics and activism. How does academic work serve as a form of activism? How does academic work pave the way for, or serve as a step toward, activism and social change? What is an activist-cholar? Each of this year’s speakers engages in academic or educational work that is deeply connected to—part of—social justice activism. With topics ranging from the experiences of immigrant domestic workers to native science and ecology to race, to white privilege, and LGBTQ rights advocacy, our speakers’ work connects education, academics and advocacy for social change.
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