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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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Rotary awards UFS academic
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Rotarians of the Bloemfontein Rotary Club, associated with the UFS, celebrated the Rotary Foundation’s Peace and Conflict Award for 2008 to Prof. Heidi Hudson with some previous rotary awardees at the university. Prof. Hudson is the Departmental Chairperson of the Department of Political Science. From the left are, front: Mr Arthur Johnson (UFS Research Administration), Prof. Hudson, Mr David Yuill (Rotarian, Goldblatt Yuill Architects, also former Head of the Department of Architecture), Mr Jock Murray (Rotarian and retired head of the Department of Occupational Therapy); back: Prof. Peter Holmes (Rotarian and Head of the Department of Geography), Prof. Johan Grobbelaar (Department of Plant Sciences and previous Rotary Foundation Group study exchange member), Prof. Frederick Fourie (Rector and Vice-Chancellor and previous Rotary Foundation Scholar to Harvard) Prof. Maitland Seaman (Rotarian and Head of the Centre for Environmental Management), and Dr Jack Armour (former Rotarian and from the Department of Agricultural Economics).
Photo: Leonie Bolleurs
 

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