Social Justice Leadership Conference, “Get on Board the LeaderSHIP”, is Setting Sail This Saturday

Los Angeles, CA—At the University California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus, the Office of Residential Life will be hosting a student conference this Saturday, May 11th in Covel Commons.

Online PR News – 08-May-2013 – Los Angeles, CA – At the University California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus, the Office of Residential Life’s Social Justice Network, First Year Experience Office, The Office of Residence Life Leadership & Development Training Committee, and National Resident Hall Honorary, True Bruin Chapter of UCLA will be hosting a student conference this Saturday, May 11th in Covel Commons. This event is open to all UCLA students as well as professional staff members that are interested in discussing leadership topics within a social justice frame work.

This conference will focus UCLA’s Principles of Community. The theme, “Hear Me Out!” will encourage UCLA student leaders to use their voice to contribute to a more inclusive and socially just culture. It is with individual voices that can talk about our feelings and experiences, and it is with these voices they can be heard and create the change they want to see in the world.

At this event, Nanci Luna Jimenez, will be presenting her keynote presentation at 9:30 am. Nanci Luna Jimenez “is recognized regionally, nationally, and internationally for her highly effective and insightful training, inclusive facilitation, and dynamic speaking with groups of diverse ages, industries, and cultural backgrounds .” Her keynote presentation, “Transformational Leadership for a Just World” will focus on empowering individuals on healing from the effects of oppression and encouraging social change within the individual’s life time.

Additionally, Tim’m West, black, gay-identified, feminist, POZ, and working class, author and hip-hop recording artist will be the attending the conference as the resident artist. During his visit to the UCLA campus, Tim’m West will be presenting a workshop at the conference focusing on art as a mode for social change. Later that evening, Tim’m West will be hosting “The Front Porch”—an interdisciplinary open mic, as the closing to the event. The Front Porch starts at 7pm in the Sunset Village Plaza, outside of Café 1919 and will feature fellow Bruins.

This event is a special opportunity for UCLA Bruins to think about leadership for social change. Other presentations include a lobbying workshop presented by the UCLA Undergraduate Students Association Council’s (USAC) Director of Lobby Certifications, Razmig Sarkissian and a personal branding and self-awareness workshop from Anne Dela Cruz, Graduate Recruiter and Admissions Officer from the UCLA Graduate Division.

About “Get On Board the LeaderSHIP”
“Get On Board the LeaderSHIP” started off as a quarterly training in the Fall of 2012 for the Hill’s Community Representatives. With the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Janina Montero’s call for more programing focus on diversity and inclusion, the third “Get On Board the LeaderSHIP” metamorphosed into a day-long social justice leadership conference.

This event is free for all. Continental breakfast will be provided at 8am during registration. In addition, there will be free shirts for those who make it to the whole event.

“Get On Board the LeaderSHIP” is happening May 11, 2013. This event is located in Covel Commons (200 De Neve Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90024). Registration starts at 8:30am and attendees can register up until Thursday at 5pm at Participants who park at the SV parking garage must have or purchase the appropriate permit.

Persons who wish to request disability related accommodations for this event should contact Janine Silvis (see below). Please make requests as soon as possible as some accommodations may take several days to arrange.

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