The 11th Annual Social Justice Summit 

Saturday, April 7, 2018
Location: Sawyer Building (8 Ashburton Place, Boston)
Time: 9:30am to 5:00pm

Call for Proposals

The 11th Annual Social Justice Summit is seeking proposals for the 2018 Summit!

We invite you to submit workshops or presentations that align with the mission of the Summit, specifically examining the intersections of social justice, identity, and the theme of the conference Community, Care, & Accountability. Our goal is that each workshop or presentation will empower students to become stronger social justice advocates. Workshop and presentation proposals are encouraged from students, faculty, staff, and community members.

All proposals are due no later than 5pm on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. 
Successful proposals will be notified by Thursday, March 22, 2018.

Proposals can be submitted using the following link:

About the Summit

Join us for a FREE day-long student conference as we explore different issues within social justice.  To register for the Summit please click here:

The Summit will include a number of workshops, presentation sessions, and keynotes that speak to this year’s theme of Community, Care, & Accountability as well as intentional opportunities for social community building and networking for attendees.

Workshops will cover a variety of topics including:

  • Race and Racism
  • Ethnicity, Ethnocentrism, and Nationalism
  • Physical, Emotional, Developmental Ability and Ableism
  • Religious, Secular, and Spiritual Identities
  • Age and Ageism
  • Socio-economic class and Classism
  • Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and LGBTQ+ Identities
  • Sexism
  • Biracial, Multiracial, Mixed-Race Identities


Keynote Speaker: Chris Crass

Chris Crass is a longtime organizer, educator, and writer working to build powerful working class-based, feminist, multiracial movements for collective liberation.  He is a one of the leading voices in the country calling for and supporting white people to work for racial justice. Chris gives talks and leads workshops on campuses and with communities and congregations around the U.S. and world, to help support justice efforts.

Chris is the author of two books. His latest, Towards the "Other America:" Anti-Racist Resources for White People Taking Action for Black Lives Matter, a call to action to end white silence and a manual on how to do it. His other book, Towards Collective Liberation: Anti-Racist Organizing, Feminist Praxis, and Movement Building Strategy, draws from his nearly 30 years as an organizer and educator and offers a firsthand look at the challenges and opportunities of anti-racist work in white communities, feminist work with men, and bringing women of color feminism into the heart of social justice.

Breakfast and lunch will be served and all participants will receive a Social Justice Summit t-shirt. For more information contact the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion at 617.573.8613 or email

Event Schedule:
Check-in:  9:00am - 9:30am   
Welcome: 9:35am - 9:55am
Block 1:10:00am – 10:50am
Block 2: 11:00am – 11:50am     
Lunch: 12:00pm – 12:40pm 
Keynote Address: 12:50pm – 1:50pm  
Block 3: 2:00pm – 2:50pm 
Block 4: 3:00pm - 3:50pm     
Block 5: 4:00pm – 4:50pm 
Closing / Raffle: 5:00pm – 5:15pm   
5:00pm – 5:15pm: Closing / Raffle