Students making change
The Lewis Walker Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations hosts the Make Change: Student Leadership Summit on Advocacy, Friday, October 23, 2020, 3 pm-5 pm. Our proceeds will go to expand the Institute's endowment fund and establish gap scholarship funding for students.
The Make Change Summit is being offered out of response to our students' expressed desires to be more engaged in our communities. Shaun King was invited to come to our campus in the Spring and speak with our students on advocacy as a part of his visit. In light of the current push for increased advocacy and activism, we hope to be able to provide students with the tools they need to be effective activists and advocates. The Summit will be facilitated by Dr. Luchara Wallace, Director of the Lewis Walker Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations at Western Michigan University. WMU Students are eligible for signature credits for attending this event. WMU Students are eligible for signature credits for attending this event. Date: Friday, October 23, 2020, 3-5:00 PM Location: Webex.
ABOUT SHAUN KING
Shaun King is one of the most followed and shared activists and journalists on the planet. A fearless force of nature for social justice and systemic change, Shaun has authored an astounding 1,500 articles on topics ranging from police brutality and mass incarceration to white supremacy and voter suppression. His social good campaigns have raised nearly $40 million for families in need and his dogged pursuit of violent white supremacists in Charlottesville helped identify, track down, and bring to justice more bigots than the work of the FBI and State Police combined. The former Senior Justice Writer for the New York Daily News, Social Justice Writer for The Intercept, and Writer-in-Residence at Harvard Law School, Shaun is now the Editor in Chief of The North Star and the voice of social justice on the legendary Tom Joyner Morning Show. He is also the host of The Breakdown - the popular daily news podcast which not only unpacks and explains the problems of the world but gives listeners clear action steps on what to do about them.
WMU Students/KVCC Students/High School Students- No charge
WMU Faculty/Staff $25
Non-WMU Students or Faculty $25