CCAC South Campus to present “Social Justice: Past, Present & Future Implications” on April 25
The Community College of Allegheny County South Campus will present the panel discussion “Social Justice: Past, Present & Future Implications” on Monday, April 25, at 12:00 p.m. in the Tiger’s Lair (A306).
The panel will be moderated by Christopher Robinson, CCAC assistant professor, Social Work, Social Sciences, who will discuss the service trip that he and his students took to Flint, Michigan, to assist with the city’s ongoing water crisis. Robinson and his students will share their experiences along with footage from their trip, which included a fundraising initiative to purchase and donate 5,000 gallons of water to the city’s residents. They will also discuss the impact that the water crisis has had on students and the wider community.
Participating on the panel will be LaKeisha Wolf, executive director of Ujamaa Collective, a nonprofit company focusing on the business affairs and cooperative development of emerging Africana women-owned craft enterprises. Following an incident at Penn State University more than a decade ago, she became a student activist and reported on the school’s campus climate to the university’s administration. Wolf will share how the events surrounding her experience continue to shape her life today.
Also joining the panel will be Cameron McLay, who, as chief of police, has led the Pittsburgh Police Department since 2014. Prior to coming to Pittsburgh, he was Captain of Police in Madison, Wisconsin. McLay will discuss social justice, recent crime events, his vision for the city’s police department and the department’s role with the Department of Justice’s National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice. Pittsburgh was one of only six cities across the country chosen to take part in this initiative.
CCAC South Campus is located at 1750 Clairton Road, West Mifflin, Pa., 15122.
The event is open to the media, including still/video cameras.