Tackle the issues with CAC’s Social Justice Forum on April 5 at SMC

By Guy Harrison, Media & Marketing Specialist

APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. - Poverty, healthcare and violence are just a few of the issues that fall under the umbrella of social justice that will serve as hot button topics when Central Arizona College hosts its Social Justice Forum, Thursday, April 5, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., at the college's Superstition Mountain Campus.

Those wishing to attend the event may purchase separate tickets for its morning, afternoon and evening sessions for $5 apiece. Registrants also may purchase tickets for the entirety of the event for $10. The registration fee covers the administrative costs of the event as well as lunch and dinner. CAC and high school students can register for the forum at no cost. To register for the event, participants are asked to visit http://sjforum.eventbrite.com.

An array of speakers, workshops and entertainment has been scheduled and promises to be thought-provoking and informative.

Beginning at 8:30 a.m., presentations on domestic violence, child sex trafficking, and poverty fill the event's morning, or "AM," session. Included in the workshops is Local Poverty: How to Cope with Increase of Need, scheduled for 11:05 a.m.

After the morning session, lunch will be served and attendees will have the chance to find ways they can contribute to society with an Opportunity Fair. Sue Warner, CAC professor of sociology, will serve as keynote speaker.

In the afternoon, or "PM," session, the issues of healthcare and social justice for gays and lesbians fill the slate of presentations. Included in the six afternoon presentations from which participants may choose to attend is My Child is Gay: Training for Parents beginning at 4:05 p.m.

In the evening, dinner will be served from 6-7 p.m. Following dinner, the screening of the Academy Award-Winning film Crash will be held in the campus courtyard, followed by a discussion of the film led by CAC's sociology faculty.

To register for the event, logon to www.sjforum.eventbrite.com. For questions, or for more information, email CAC Events at events@centralaz.edu or call (520) 477-7469.

Central Arizona College - District Office 8470 N. Overfield Road, Coolidge, AZ 85128 Phone: 800-237-9814