Social Justice Fair

Monday, April 12, 2021 (All day) to Friday, April 16, 2021 (All day)

Participate in the 2021 Social Justice Fair for a week of deep learning and discussion on mass incarceration and racial justice. This event is co-hosted by Penn State Brandywine, Penn State Abington and Penn State World Campus. 

Events will be held from April 12-16:

  • Kickoff Lecture and Kahoot (April 12, 7:00 p.m.-8:15 p.m.): Patricia Collins, Penn State Abington Assistant Teaching Professor of Criminal Justice, will ground us in some key terms and concepts to begin out weeklong study. Then, we'll play a Kahoot game to reinforce what we've learned with prizes for top finishers. Register
  • Policing Through History (April 13, 12:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m.): Julie Gallagher, Penn State Brandywine Associate Professor of History and American Studies, will present on the history of policing and mass incarceration in the United States. Register
  • 'The Mayor of Graterford' (April 13, 7:00 p.m.-8:15 p.m): View this 2018 documentary produced by Villanova students on life without parole sentencing in Pennsylvania through the experiences of current and former inmates. Register
  • Student Voices (April 14, 12:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m.): View and discuss videos from current Penn State Brandywine and Penn State Abington students reflecting on what it means to be anti-racist and what racial justice means to them. Register
  • Racial Justice & Penn State (April 14, 7:00 p.m.-8:15 p.m): Join us for a panel discussion featuring Penn State alumni and current students as they reflect on their experiences at Penn State as students of color. Register
  • Spoken Word: Ashlee Haze (April 15, 12:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m): Join us live via ZOOM for a performance inspired by our themes from Ashlee Haze, a poet and spoken word artist from Atlanta by way of Chicago who is accomplished in the sport of poetry slam and recently appeared on NPR’s Tiny Desk series. Register
  • Living Room Conversation (April 15, 7:00 p.m.-8:15 p.m): Join us for an exchange of ideas and experiences on race and incarceration in the United States. We'll use a model developed by dialogue experts to facilitate connection between people. Register
  • Voting After Incarceration (April 16, 12:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m): Join us for a panel discussion on restoring voting rights for individuals who were formerly incarcerated with Robert C. White, Jr., an At-Large Member of the Council of the District of Columbia. Register
  • 'Driving While Black' (April 16, 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m): View and respond to the 2020 PBS documentary “Driving While Black: Race, Space & Mobility in America.” Discover how the advent of the automobile brought new mobility and freedom for African Americans but also exposed them to discrimination and deadly violence, and how that history resonates today. Register