Social Justice Symposium


The new theme is “A Place to Unite, Listen and Fight”

Unite: What does it mean for us to work together in coalition to readdress the grievances our communities face? What strategies, tactics, and examples can members of the Indianapolis community utilize and learn from to help build unified fronts for action?

Listen: What stories have been untold? Discuss themes, histories, or topics relating to social justice that you or your organization have studied or organized around.

Fight: How can we put our ideas into concrete action? What avenues of change can we take to create real transformation in our communities, and what does it look like to get there?

Cost is $15 for IU affliliated individuals, $30 for community members. This includes lunch, morning coffee bar and all materials.

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If individuals are interested in attending, but cannot pay this amount we also offer volunteer positions, available for sign up at All volunteers are given free registration after they have signed up to volunteer.

The Social Justice Symposium, occurring the first weekend in April, is a low cost day-long conference for faculty, staff, students and community members to exchange knowledge about social justice issues through workshops, speakers, and dialogues. Created by the Coordinator for Social Justice Education at IUPUI and the Social Justice Scholars, this event focuses on student lead community building.

In 2 years, the Social Justice Symposium has grown to a program with almost 300 registered attendees and 20 presentations or workshops offered by IUPUI students, faculty, staff and greater Indianapolis community members. For more information on the first two Symposiums, please check out the program booklets below.