to present talk at Day of Human Understanding March 26
Granderson, CNN weekly opinion correspondent and senior writer at ESPN, will
present the keynote address March 26 at Shippensburg University’s annual Day of
topic is “Human Rights in the 21st Century.”
includes various programs including a panel discussion to explore past and
current social justice issues.
will present his address at 3:30 p.m. in the Ceddia Union Building
multi-purpose room. As a gay African American journalist he often addresses
topics of race, sexuality and gender in society and sports.
joining ESPN, Granderson was a sports columnist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution
and Grand Rapids Press. He is the 2009 recipient of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance
Against Defamation Award and a member of the National Association of Black
Journalists. He was also named 2011 Journalist of the Year by the National
Lesbian Gay Journalist Association.
begins with an 8:30 a.m. panel discussion to explore past and current social
justice issues, including immigration reform, anti-imperialism, trade union and
labor organizing, and economic and disability rights. Panelists include university
faculty members Dr. Allison Carey, Dr. Robert Shaffer, Dr. Michael
Bibby and Dr. Deborah Cornelius, and Andrew Hoover from ACLU-PA. Faculty member
Stephanie Jirard will lead the discussion.
auction to benefit Teach Rwanda will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the CUB lower
the panel discussion, breakout sessions will be offered involving inclusion for
women, people with disabilities, children, people of color and individuals in
the LGBT community. The breakout
sessions will begin at 10 a.m., continue through 3:15 p.m. and conclude with a
session at 6 p.m. The sessions, presented by university faculty members,
students and others, are:
- 10 to 10:50 a.m.: “Does Sex Segregation Still Matter?
Job Satisfaction of the Women Workers in America,” Dr. Dina Banerjee, CUB 103.
- 10 to 10:50 a.m.: “Mass Incarceration: The School to
Prison Pipeline,” Stephanie Jirard, CUB 104.
- 10 to 10:50 a.m.: “Court Appointed Special Advocates
For Children,” social work students Megan Buchy, Nicole Smith and Tabatha
Weigle, CUB 105.
- 10 to 10:50 a.m.: “Two Roads to Conflict Resolution,” Dr.
Toru Sato, Franklin Science Center 030.
- 10 a.m. to noon: “Understanding Workers Rights as
Human Rights,” Dr. Jerry Carbo and Dr. Ian Langella, CUB 119.
- 11 to 11:50 a.m.: “Examining Social Justice Through
Film,” Dr. Kathryn Brooks and Dr. Matthew Shupp, CUB 103.
- 11 to 11:50 a.m.: “Dispelling Myths About People With
Disabilities,” Theo Braddy, executive director of the Center for Independent
Living in Central PA, CUB 104.
- 11 to 11:50 a.m.: “Lessons in Resilience in Rwanda,” Dr.
Jen Clements, CUB 105.
- 11 to 11:50 a.m.: “Two Roads to Conflict Resolution,” Dr.
Sato, Franklin Science Center 030.
- Noon to 12:50 p.m.: “What’s in a Name?,” Pavan Purswani,
assistant director of residential education, CUB 103.
- Noon to 12:50 p.m.: “It Could Be Better – Experiences of
Minority Students In Shippensburg University,” Dr. Marita Flagler and Dr. Eucabeth
Odhiambo, CUB 104.
- 1 to 1:50 p.m.: “Fighting Segregation and
Discrimination Through Language: Creole and French in Haiti,” Dr. Agnes Ragone,
- 1 to 1:50 p.m.: “The Graying Gay Population,” Dr. Jayleen
Galarza and Dr. Charlene Lane, CUB 104.
- 1 to 1:50 p.m.: “Conversations on Disability,” Dr. Allison
Carey, Dr. Flagler, Dr. Cheryl Zaccagnini Dr. Sue Morin and students Ashley
Bonsall-Gaffney, Emily Michael and Paul Becker, CUB 119.
- 2 to 2:50 p.m.: “True Understanding: Meaning
Through Connection,” Dr. Sato, CUB 103.
- 2 to 2:50 p.m.: “Understanding Diverse Religions in
21st Century America – Four Perspectives,” Dr. Dara Bourassa and panel, CUB
- 2 to 3:15 p.m.: “Toilet Training: A Film and Discussion
About Gender Neutral Bathrooms to Improve Accessibility for Transgender People,”
Dr. Corrine Bertram, CUB 104.
- 6 to 8 p.m.: “Poverty Simulation,” social work
students Aimee Held, Tamara Hade, Kathleen Prest and Kira Beard, Heiges Field