Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice Events
Programming Centered on Current Global Issues
When current events demand it, we take the time to examine the world around us and the history that shapes it. In recent years our faculty and students have organized or participated in forums examining:
The relationship between the United States and Cuba.
The intellectual and activist legacy of Audre Lorde.
Social Justice Week
During our annual Social Justice Week, we examine a particular issue in depth. Classes across the department and students from across the university come together to discuss the year’s theme from a variety of perspectives. In Spring 2017 the topic will be The School-to-Prison Pipeline. Past topics include “Wrongful Convictions and Exonerations,” and “Hate Crimes and Violence Against Women.”
November 2012: The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice held a panel discussion to mark the 50 anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
April 2014: State Rep. Brendan F. Boyle, hosted “A Human Trafficking Symposium: Lifting the Veil.” The event was sponsored by Arcadia University, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, Pan African Studies Collective, Office of Institutional Diversity, and the Black Male Development Symposium.
September 2014: The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, Pan African Studies Collective, Office of Institutional Diversity, and the Black Male Development Symposium brought the University community together to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer.
September 2014: The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, Pan African Studies Collective, and the Black Male Development Symposium presented a town hall discussion on Michael Brown and Ferguson, MO. A candlelight vigil sponsored by the Criminal Justice Society followed.
February 2015: “Letters to Trayvon” was hosted by Arcadia University, and sponsored by the Black Male Development Symposium, Trayvon Martin Foundation, Mission Incorporated, and Arcadia's Pan African Studies program.
March 30-April 2, 2015: Social Justice Week 2015
November 2015: Our department together with Hillel and the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures hosted an event in remembrance of the Holocaust, with guest speakers including a Holocaust survivor.
March 21-24, 2016: Social Justice Week 2016: “Being Heard: Talking About the Violence Against Women.”