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.