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18 April 2019 | Story Rulanzen Martin

The Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice IRSJ) has initiated a Social Justice Week at the University of the Free State (UFS), which started on Friday 12 April  until Wednesday 17 April 2019. 

Ten key events took place during the week. It ranged from dialogues, workshops, talk shows, debates, and interactive displays and events on issues of multilingualism and diversity, social innovation, engaged scholarship, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, gender sensitisation, sexual consent, sexual preparedness, universal access, disability, anti-discrimination, and security.

There was also a round-table discussion on 17 April 2019 with various UFS stakeholders on off-campus student security as well as an inter-institutional discussion on the same topic. The UFS Debating Society will take on the topic of the UFS Language Policy, while Olga Barends from the Free State Centre for Human Rights will host a dialogue on sexual consent.

The IRSJ has also designed and implemented SOJO-VATION: Social Innovation/ Social Change, which strives to create a foundational platform where ideas of social justice, innovation, and engaged scholarship at the UFS and in society can be hosted. SOJO-VATION partners with the Office for Student Leadership, Development, and Community Engagement.

The collaborating partners for the Social Justice Week includes various UFS stakeholders such as the Sasol library, the Gender and Sexual Equity Office, UFS Protection Services, the Free State Centre for Human Rights, the Student Representative Council (SRC), the Office for Student Leadership Development, Kovsie Innovation, GALA, the FFree State Centre for Human Rights, SRC Associations, the Office for Student Governance, Kovsie Innovate, Start-Up-Grind, EVC, EBL, Community Engagement, the Institutional Transformation Plan (ITP) Dialogues Office, Residence Dialogues, UFS Debating Society, Debate Afrika!, the Center for Universal Access and Disability Support (CUADS), and the Gateway Office. 

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American diplomats to visit Bloemfontein Campus
2012-04-10

 

US Presidential Elections in the spotlight.

10 April 2012

Two senior diplomats from the American Embassy in Pretoria will visit the Bloemfontein Campus on 19 April 2012 to discuss the upcoming US presidential elections. They will participate in a seminar hosted by the Department of Political Studies and Governance.

Dr Dale Lawton, the Foreign Service Officer in the Political Section at the US Embassy, and Ms Laura Santini, the Deputy Press Officer at the embassy, will lead discussions about the elections that take place in November in America.

Ms Santini will talk about media coverage of the US elections and Dr Lawton’s talk will deal with democracy in action: electing the US President.

The discussions start at 09:30 in EDU 15 in the new Education Building.

For more information please contact Prof. Hussein Solomon on +27(0)51 401 9454 or SolomonH@ufs.ac.za.

 


 

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