MU JUSTICE

JUSTICE (Jesuit University Students Together In Concerned Empowerment) is a Marquette University Student Organization dedicated to education and action surrounding social justice issues. We have led campaigns focusing on fair trade, gender equality, Sudan divestment, worker's rights, and other issues. Each year we hold a Social Justice Teach-In to promote awareness on campus, and send a group to Fort Benning, GA, for the annual School of the Americas Protest and Vigil.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Upcoming Videoconference

LIVE INTERNATIONAL VIDEOCONFERENCE
with students and experts in Africa & Latin America

When: FRIDAY, APRIL 20th from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Where: John P. Raynor, SJ Library Room 320A
Questions? Want to participate? Contact neal.styka@mu.edu
Free and open to all. Refreshments served.
Sponsors: Americans for Informed Democracy at Marquette University and JUSTICE

Questions to be addressed:
· What does the changing global environment mean for the future security, health and wellbeing?
· What is the role of local communities in ensuring a sustainable local and global environment?
· What are the best opportunities for us to address climate change and oil dependence?

On April 20th, students at Marquette University will have the unique opportunity to converse via live videoconference with peers in Uganda, Ecuador, and Honduras. The videoconference will open with reports by experts and personal accounts from effected countries. Then, our university and several other U.S. universities will have an opportunity to share our views, ideas for action and ask questions. For more information, visit www.aidemocracy.org.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Sudan Photo Exhibition

Check out the Sudan Photo Exhibition in the basement (1st Floor) of the union. It will be up from April 12 -17. Stop by!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Human Slave Trade: The Scandal of the 21st Century

Jodi Cobb, a world-renowned photographer for National Geographic Magazine, will be speaking on Tuesday, April 10th from 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM in AMU Ballroom E, with a dessert reception to follow. Sponsored by the Helen Way-Klingler College of Arts and Sciences Student Council and MUSG, the topic of Ms. Cobb's speech will be Human Slave Trade: The Scandal of the 21st Century.

Ms. Cobb has worked in over 50 countries, primarily in the Middle East and Asia, and has written 24 articles for National Geographic about her experiences. She was one of the first photographers to enter China when it reopened to the West, resulting in her book Journey Into China, and has also written extensively on the geisha of Japan for her book Geisha: The Life, the Voices, the Art. Her speech will focus on how the demand for ever cheaper goods and services has made trafficking in humans the third largest criminal activity in the world, just behind weapons and drugs.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Iraq Photo-Essay

http://inmotion.magnumphotos.com/essays/statusiraq.aspx

Definately worth watching.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Sudan Divestment Kickoff

This February, Wisconsin decides:
What will WE do to end genocide in Sudan?

This February, Wisconsin legislators are considering a bill to keep money out of companies that do business in Sudan--a nation whose government is accused of genocide.

What can YOU do to help?

Join MU's Darfur Action Coalition on Thursday, February 1st, as we kick-off our Wisconsin divestment campaign!

Where: AMU 252
When: February 1st: 4:30 - 6 P.M.

Stop by anytime, stay as long as you like.

Bring your friends! Refreshments will be served

Learn more about divestment and how it could help end the violence in Darfur.

Fill out postcards for your Wisconsin legislators, asking them to co-sponsor the bill.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Videoconference

Americans for Informed Democracy, JUSTICE, and Engineers without Borders at Marquette University invite you to:

Ending Malaria: How YOU Can Join the Global Fight

A Live Videoconference Dialogue between Young People and Health Advocates in Ecuador, Benin, Uganda, and the U.S.

Featuring Opening Remarks by:
Ø Scott Case, Chief Operating Officer, Malaria No More

Ø George Dimopoulos, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins

Ø Dr. Daniel Hussar, Professor, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Ø And young leaders and health advocates from around the world!

When:
When: THURSDAY, JANUARY 25TH from 9:00-10:30 a.m. CST
Where: Raynor Library room 320a
Questions? Contact Neal.Styka@marquette.edu, Katherine.Nasteva@marquette.edu
Free and open to all. Refreshments served.

Questions to be addressed: What are the most effective steps that the international community can take to address malaria? What is the specific role of young people in meeting this challenge?On January 25th, students at Marquette will have the unique opportunity to converse via live videoconference with peers in Benin, Ghana, and Ecuador, and several global health leaders about ending malaria. The videoconference will open with reports by experts and personal accounts from affected countries. Then, our university and several other U.S. universities will have an opportunity to share our views and ask questions of peers and expects around the world. To learn more about this issue, visit www.malarianomore.org.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Darfur Action Coalition

If you would like to do something to stop genocide, you can attend the Darfur Action Coaltion meeting from 5-6:30pm on Wednesday December 6 in William Wehr 153.

At this meeting you will hear an update on recent events in Darfur and reports on Darfur activities in Wisconsin and throughout the U.S.

The purpose of the meeting is to plan activities and events for next semester. We need your energy, ideas and judgement.

If you can, bring your laptop so you can help the Darfur Action Coalition of Wisconsin copy email addresses from petitions into computer files to create email lists for future publicity.

Snacks will be provided.

Last spring the Darfur Action Coalition collected 4,500 signatures and moved our Representative in Congress, Gwen Moore, to undertake civil disobedience to stop genocide in Darfur. With your help, we can do even better next spring.

I hope to see you there!

American Cancer Society Relay for Life

JUSTICE will be attempting to put a team together for the annual Relay for Life in April. I realize it's way far in advance, but the organizers are looking for groups to commit to having a team as early as possible. If you are interested in participating, contact Matt Netkow (matthew.netkow@mu.edu). OK, that's all.