Social Justice Days
Oct. 26 and 27, 2022
Connecticut College was founded to right a wrong. Over the years, we've continued to build on that foundation of social justice, preparing our students and encouraging our community to do their part to make the world more just and equitable.
Now more than ever, it's imperative that we share what we know with others who are working toward the same goal. That's why we're hosting Social Justice Days, an online program for prospective students who are seeking a college that will teach them effective strategies and methods for righting wrongs.
Both Social Justice Day sessions are described below, so take a look and then click the blue button to register for either or both of them!
How Camels Do Social Justice After They Leave the Herd
Wednesday, Oct. 26 | 7 p.m.
Chakena Perry ’16 turned her passion for social justice into a career! A Conn history major devoted to equity, environmental justice and fighting climate change, Chakena is the youngest member of the Board of Commissioners for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District in Chicago, working to advance green infrastructure, better land use management and clean energy initiatives. She’s been president of a voting rights advocacy group, chair of the Cook County Young Democrats, a Posse Foundation achievement award recipient, a Chicago Scholars “35 Under 35” honoree and a Quad City Urban League’s Women’s Empowerment honoree. Hear how classes, programs and opportunities at Conn led her to a professional life that continues to spark her passion.
How Camels Do Social Justice on Campus
Thursday, Oct. 27 | 7 p.m.
Do you want to attend a college with a strong commitment to creating a more just, equitable and inclusive world? Attend this session to learn how Conn not only weaves social justice into your education and extracurriculars, but also offers certificate programs that will give you a head start on a career in social justice. Faculty and students from the Holleran Center for Community Action and the Center for the Critical Study of Race and Ethnicity will provide overviews of their programs and specific examples of work they’ve done to advance the public good.
All times listed are U.S. Eastern.