CITY TIMES SOUND: City College to host social justice conference

Two-day event will highlight work of local homeless outreach organization

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The 6th annual Social Justice and Education Conference will be virtual, a change from the 2019 event (pictured). San Diego City College Flickr photo

Joel Garcia, Multimedia Journalist

San Diego City College will host the 6th Annual Social Justice and Education Conference on March 24-25.

The two-day event will highlight the work of the local organization Think Dignity and feature a wide range of speakers, presenters and sessions.

A preview of the conference was shared in today’s episode of News Radio Midday, the student-produced show broadcast on 88.3 HD-2 at 1 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays.

The objective of Think Dignity to organize the community to advance basic dignity for the homeless.

The event’s featured speakers are award-winning author Willie Perdomo and Detroit educator Yusef “Bunchy” Shakur.

Local presenters involved in this year’s event include human rights attorney Annie Rios, activist Sharlia Lebreton-Gulley Paz and physiologist Carol Lynn Curchoe Burton.

The sessions will center around a wide range of topics, including the criminal justice system, veterans and reproduction.

For more information and a complete schedule, click socialjusticeandeducationconferencesdcc.org.