Cal State Fullerton’s 6th annual Social Justice Summit, “Finding the Missing Peace,” provides a forum for people to exchange ideas about improving the world, creating effective change and taking social action. The free April 17 event is open to the public, as well as members of the campus community. The event is preceded by an April 9 art auction with sales benefiting the program.
Friday, April 9, 4 to 8 p.m.
Garden Cafe, Titan Student Union
Social Justice Summit,
Saturday, April 17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Titan Student Union
Cal State Fullerton,
800 N. State College Blvd.,
“Inspired by the Colors Within,” will feature artwork contributed by students and community artists, including paintings, photographs, ceramic objects and 3-D pieces.
Students Advocating Civic Transformation, under the auspices of the Volunteer & Service Center, organizes the summit. The goal of Students ACT is to promote civic engagement, social responsibility, and increase support and leadership development for student activists.
“In order to make a movement or a change in society, I believe people need to be informed and educated so they can take the next step. This year’s theme, ‘Finding the Missing Peace’ focuses on reminding people that they are the missing piece to the solution,” said Michelle Santizo, a Students ACT project director and health science major who plans to become a nurse practitioner. “We need more people to join together to make the world a happier and more just place. It does not necessarily take someone volunteering five to 10 hours a week. Instead it takes giving a random person a smile, helping an elderly person cross the street, or making more socially conscious decisions in our daily lives.”
There is no cost to attend the summit, however, advance registration is required and may be completed online.
Parking is free for the Saturday, April 17, Social Justice Summit. Parking is $8 for campus visitors attending the Friday, April 9 auction. For more information, visit the Parking & Transportation website.