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Identity, Allyship, and Why Words Matter
Co-hosted by Voices Against Injustice and Salem State’s Center for Civic Engagement
Monday, April 26 at 7:00 PM
Please join Voices Against Injustice and Salem State’s Center for Civic Engagement for an upcoming panel discussion, “Humanizing Language: Identity, Allyship, and Why Words Matter.”
Words have the power to harm, heal, and transform. The words we use in everyday conversation shape how we think about the world around us, encourage us to recognize the humanity in one another, and change the conversation around important social and political issues. This panel discussion includes scholars, advocates, and leaders who will speak to the importance of language and terminology when it comes to allyship, advocacy, and our everyday interactions. Participants will walk away with a better understanding of how language shifts and changes over time, and the power of language to help people better understand one another.
Join this panel with:
* Lisa Bibeau, SSU Disability Services);
* Alicia Lopez (Movimiento Cosecha, Cosecha Massachusetts);
* Graysen Ocasio (Editor of The Rainbow Times
and Co-Founder of Project OUT, Salem No Place for Hate
Facilitated by Dr. Sara Moore (Associate Professor of Sociology, Faculty Fellow for Civic Engagement; and Voices Against Injustice Board Member)
And, save the date for our most important event of the year:
Tuesday, May 25th 7:00 PM
2021 SALEM AWARD FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE and
RISING LEADER AWARDS
Co-hosted by Voices Against Injustice and Peabody Essex Museum
Honoring Cosecha Massachusetts for their courage and leadership in the immigrant rights movement and for their response to the pandemic. We will also be honoring student leaders who are raising their voices against injustice and making a difference in the community.