Conversation on Justice

Monday's Schedule of Events - January 24th, 2022

Time Session
8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Morning Meditation
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Is anyone listening? Listening with empathy as a tool of justice in the everyday
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Is my skin brown because I drank chocolate milk?
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. From Tip to Transformation: Sex Trafficking in Central Florida
2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m Words As Sticks and Stones: Demystifying Verbal Injustice
4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. UCF Arboretum and Natural Lands Virtual Tour
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Film Screening and Discussion: The Mask You Live In
Conversation on Justice

Monday's Schedule

 

 

Morning Meditation

Celine Kavalec

Begin your day by centering your heart and mind in a short mindfulness practice to cultivate receptivity and openness. From this stance we can listen to ourselves and others to develop a language that centers on restoration and healing.
 Time: 8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
 Venue: Virtual

Is anyone listening? Listening with empathy as a tool of justice in the everyday

Nadia Garzon

This workshop invites participants to practice listening and empathy skills. Connect, share, and practice your ability to be and feel with the other; imagine how you would like others to listen to you; challenge listening practices that "disconnect" instead of "connect."
 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
 Venue: Virtual

Is my skin brown because I drank chocolate milk?

Hank Van Putten

This interactive workshop, guided by the PJI Principles, will afford participants the opportunity to examine the early childhood messages each received about racism.
 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
 Venue: Virtual

From Tip to Transformation: Sex Trafficking in Central Florida

Moderators: Lauren Sykes and Jeff Goltz of the School of Public Safety Panelists: Judge Wilfredo Martinez, Tomas Lares of United Abolitionists, Mikala Klein of One More Child, and Aaron Blankenship of Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation 

Central Florida ranks third in the nation for sex trafficking. In this workshop, we will explore what makes this area a hotbed of trafficking activity, how to avoid becoming a victim, and to help someone who might be falling into a trafficking trap. Hear a survivor's story and how she escaped her trafficker. Panelists include victim advocates, case investigators, and a judge who is a strong victim advocate seeking to end trafficking in Central Florida. Bring your questions and learn how you can help.  
 Time: 11:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
 Venue: Virtual

Words As Sticks and Stones: Demystifying Verbal Injustice 

Jessica Kavalec-Miller

This workshop aims to lend insight into how some common linguistic practices ultimately reveal the prevalence of and perpetuate gender inequality. We will also discuss how to interrupt this cycle of verbal injustice. With this knowledge, we can better understand the nuance of language and gender inequality.
 Time: 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
 Venue: Virtual

UCF Arboretum and Natural Lands Virtual Tour 

Dr. Bohlen 

Join UCF Arboretum Director, Dr. B for a live, virtual tour of the UCF Arboretum and Natural Lands where you will see various native Florida ecosystems like wetlands, pine flatwoods, oak hammocks, and more. On this tour participants will be able to ask questions as they learn about the Arboretum, native plants, the wonder of biodiversity, and why we need to protect our natural lands.
 Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
 Venue: Virtual

Film Screening and Discussion: The Mask You Live In  

Pernell Bush and Ben Taylor

The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. Pressured by the media, their peer group, and even the adults in their lives, our protagonists confront messages encouraging them to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify and degrade women, and resolve conflicts through violence. These gender stereotypes interconnect with race, class, and circumstance, creating a maze of identity issues boys and young men must navigate to become “real” men.
 Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
 Venue: Virtual