Global Action for Social Justice

3-part webinar series on environmental justice, gender-based violence, and child labor.

DATE: Feb. 24, Apr. 7, and May 11, 2016

TIME: 4:00 – 5:15 p.m.


FEE: Free

Global Social Justice Webinar Series






(Image credit: The Gulf Indian Weekly 3/22/15)

Many of the global social justice campaigns that engage young people in the United States have important counterparts in countries around the world. This webinar series will introduce educators and high school students to global activists on several continents as we explore topical issues of global significance such as climate change and environmental justice, gender-based violence, and child labor and children’s rights. Scholar experts will join the conversation to provide context for the issues. The webinar format will allow participants to engage with presenters and share their questions. Classroom resources will also be shared.

Climate Action for Global Social Justice
Wednesday, February 24th, 2016
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Noel Healy, professor of Geography at Salem State University, will present on climate change and social justice using examples from his work in Latin America, Nigeria, and Ireland. Professor Healy’s recent research focuses on the abuses perpetrated by oil companies. His past projects examined the fossil fuel divestment movement, climate change adaptation in Massachusetts, and concepts of democracy underlying the United Nation’s “Framework on Climate Change” meetings. He attended the Paris climate summit this winter. 

Gender Violence in Global Context—and What Women Worldwide Are Doing To Stop It
Thursday, April 7th, 2016
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Elora Chowdhury, professor of Women's Studies and Asian Studies at UMass Boston, will address gender-based violence through a global lens, sharing examples from her work on South Asian women's campaigns to end violence and abuse. Professor Chowdhury’s research interests include transnational feminisms, critical development studies, and gendered violence and human rights advocacy with an emphasis on South Asia. She is the author of Transnationalism Reversed: Women Organizing Against Gendered Violence in Bangladesh

Children's Human Rights: An Issue for Global Action
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Professor Warren Binford from Willamette University's College of Law will present on the state of children's rights around the globe with specific examples from her work in South Africa. In addition to examining children's issues in southern African nations, she has toured Asia to research the role of child labor in the development of the Pacific Rim. Professor Binford has worked with the International Red Cross in Switzerland, the Croatian Red Cross and the Japan Red Cross on issues relating to child soldiers and other child victims of war. She has served as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate for abused and neglected children in the United States and on the boards of numerous non-profits. She is also a former foster parent.



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