Union's Social Justice Dinner features Richard Blanco
CINCINNATI, June 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday, July 11, 2022, Union Institute & University's Ph.D. Program in Interdisciplinary Studies presents the 23rd Residency Conference entitled "Ecologies of Hope and Change: Confronting Environmental Injustice from Climate to the Classroom and Beyond." Like time, there never seems to be enough hope, and the conference works to create more of it. Union's current students and alumni will confront injustice in order to bring hope and change. Presenters and participants synthesize the knowledge and find new ways of thinking about their own research topic, in a true interdisciplinary style. The conference will end with Union's annual Social Justice dinner, featuring the poet, Richard Blanco.
Blanco wears many hats: presidential inaugural poet, memoirist, public speaker, educator, and advocate. He invites communities to connect by engaging with the heart of the human experience and, specifically, Blanco identifies the shared identities within the United States. In the spirit of seeking answers, Blanco describes the core of our nation through poems that "interrogate our past and present, grieve our injustices, and note our flaws, but also remember to celebrate our ideals and cling to our hopes."
Join Union's Board of Trustees, staff, faculty, students, and alumni in welcoming Richard Blanco to Cincinnati. Tickets required: https://uiu.ce21.com/item/alumni-registration-uiu-phd-conference-day-social-justice-dinner-477835
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