Speakers relating to: Social Justice
Not For Sale: The Return of the Global Slave Trade
The modern-day slave trade is one of the fastest growing industries in the world, enslaving more than 30 million individuals today. Slavery is wrapped up in almost every industry’s supply chain, tainting the food we eat, the clothes we buy and the electronics we love. Combating this $32 billion-dollar-a-year industry takes enormous effort as well as a large framework of diligent abolitionists. David Batstone offers an inspiring and detailed look at the efforts of modern-day abolitionists and multiple pathways for getting involved, whether that means volunteer opportunities or simply shopping with social justice in mind.
Reflections on Resistance:
Dignity in the Face of Atrocity
Jen Marlowe is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, author, playwright and human rights activist. Through film, writing, theatre and other artistic platforms, Jen seeks to share the resilience and courage of those who have been marginalized and oppressed and are choosing resistance with nonviolence, humanity and dignity.
Documentarian, Physician, Mental Health Activist
From Silence To Compassion
On the street, agitated, alone, needing treatment…why do we see so many mentally ill people living this way? What if one of them were your parent? Delaney to explores the topic of mental health through film—scenes of profound frustration, moments of true compassion, haunting insights, and soul-searching examinations into the nature of responsibility and the transformative process of reconciliation.