The 7th Annual Co-LEADS Student Summit
From Tweets to Streets: Intersections of Mass Media, Social Media, and Social Justice
Colorado Leadership for Equity, Advocacy, and Discovering Social Justice
Friday, October 2, 2015 – 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Co-LEADS conference was established in 2009 by a group of individuals on the Auraria and DU campuses as a way to bridge discussions of leadership and social justice in a meaningful way. The Summit invites college students from across Colorado to join in discussions of social justice, activism, advocacy, and social change. Throughout the day students participate in a number of workshops that challenge, grow, and inspire them to make change in their own lives and their communities. For more information or to register visit our website at: http://www.du.edu/cme/programs-services/coleads.html
This year, we’ll be exploring the theme: From Tweets to Streets: Intersections of Mass Media, Social Media, and Social Justice. Our keynote and breakout sessions will engage self-awareness, social systems, personal skills and collaborative action through this lens. Our goal is to spark participants into action in their communities.
This year’s goals are for participants to:
- Explore their role in systems of privilege and oppression in our society; specifically Mass Media, Social Media, and Social Justice
- Connect with students from their own and other area campuses, creating a larger network for collaboration and change making
- Engage a wide range of opportunities available to make positive change in our society
The Learning Objectives for this year are for participants to:
- Deepen their understanding of their own and others’ identities, and of the intersections of these experiences
- Consider at least one way in which social media positively and/or negatively impacts in/equity in our society
- Leave each session, and the day overall, with action commitments for positive change on their campus and in their community
Call for Proposals
We are seeking workshop proposals that address the social justice and diversity goals and learning outcomes of the Summit (above).
The deadline for proposals to be submitted is Wednesday, September 2nd. Workshop proposals will be reviewed that week, and the presenters will be notified about acceptance that week.