WTAMU 6th Annual Social Justice Leadership Conference, March 5 - 6
Born in Poland, Jack Repp was part of the resistance during the Holocaust, stealing from a munitions factory for the underground. He spent six years under the control of the Nazis, living in various ghettos and concentration camps including Kielce, Auschwitz and Dachau. Repp was liberated by American soldiers at the age of 21 and came to the United States in 1949.
6 – 9 p.m.
Legacy Hall, JBK
FREE and open to the Public
6 – 6:45 p.m. - Reception & Hors d’oeuvres
7 – 8:45 p.m. - Jack Repp Public Address (and Q&A)
FREE Lunch Available to first 100 WTAMU Student Registrants
Noon – 12:30 p.m. - Lunch and reception
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. - Panel Presentation by WT Faculty, Staff, & Jack Repp
1:30 – 2 p.m. - Cultural Circle with all Participants
2 – 5 p.m. - Conference Panels and Workshops
Social justice now occupies center stage as the world reaches global consciousness through rapid globalization. This conference highlights some of the many issues that we face both locally and internationally towards a socially just world, a world where the worth of each person is recognized and valued irrespective of ethnicity/national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic background, physical abilities, religion and other differences without any prejudice. Social justice in its broadest sense is inclusive of human rights, philosophical orientations, access to resources and equal opportunity for ALL.
Another purpose of this conference is to encourage and promote diversity throughout the University and community. Diversity is defined as a reality created by individuals and groups from a broad spectrum of demographic and philosophical differences. These include ethnicity/national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic background, physical abilities, religion and other differences that create an inclusive environment. WTAMU realizes a diverse community of learners enriches the educational experience and opportunities of all its members. As such, WTAMU is committed to the goal of promoting mutual respect, understanding and appreciation of the uniqueness of all people.