Justice Week to feature prominent speakers, raise social awareness

Posted March 18, 2013

Justice Week takes place April 1 - 6 on ACU's campus, featuring prominent guest speakers, groups and events to raise awareness about social injustice. This annual event is put on by the Students' Association in addition to several ACU organizations: International Justice Mission, Wishing Well, ACU Locavores and the Red Thread Movement. The schedule for the week is below.

Monday, April 1

  • Red Thread Tug-o-War, 5 p.m. at First United Methodist Church
    The Red Thread Movement is hosting a tug-of-war competition, giving teams the opportunity to raise money to fight sex trafficking.
  • Bob Goff Chapel Forum, 7 p.m. in Moody Coliseum
    Bob Goff is the author of Love Does and the founder and CEO of the nonprofit Restore International in Uganda. Goff will speak about his book and his work in Uganda in a chapel forum Monday Night, and in regular chapel.
  • Bob Goff Meet the Author event, following forum in the ACU Campus Living Room
    Goff will be in the Campus Living Room for a meet and greet event. Free snacks and refreshments will be provided, and copies of his book will be available for purchase.

Tuesday, April 2

  • Bob Goff speaks in chapel, 11 a.m. in Moody Coliseum
  • CitySquare and Wishing Well chapel forum, 7-9 p.m. in Moody Coliseum
    Gerald Brit, VP for Public Policy, CitySquare Dallas will speak at 7 p.m. Wishing Well International's CEO Ryan Groves will speak at 8:30 p.m., addressing the current water crisis and how students can help bring about a solution. A teaser to a documentary centered on Anabel Reid's devotion to ending the water crisis will be shown.

Wednesday, April 3

  • David Bowden performs in chapel, 11 a.m. in Moody Coliseum
    Renowned slam poet David Bowden will perform in chapel to promote one of the final events of Justice Week, a student-led slam poetry event. Bowden regularly performs slam poetry for social justice events and nonprofit organizations.
  • Locavore dinner, 7 p.m. at Bonterra Blue
    A fundraiser dinner and backyard bash will be held at Bonterra Bleu featuring local foods and the Locavores, a group of students dedicated to organic and healthy eating.

Thursday, April 4

  • Locavores Farmer's Market, 5 p.m. in Moody Coliseum
    Healthy, organic and locally grown food will be available for purchase at a farmer's market presented by the Locavores.
  • Locavores presentation, 6 p.m. in Moody Coliseum
    “Is There Justice for Small Farms” Speaker Sally Farron, president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, will explore different aspects of justice for farmers and the products they grow.
  • IJM/Wishing Well Slam Poetry concert, 8:00 p.m. in the ACU Amphitheater
    International Justice Mission and Wishing Well will host a slam poetry event, featuring student slam poets and student bands. Refreshments and Wishing Well merchandise will be available for purchase.

Saturday, April 6

  • In the Red Fashion Show, 7:30 p.m. at the Windsor Hotel
    The In The Red Fashion show will raise money and awareness for The Red Thread movement, an organization fighting sex trafficking in Nepal. Clothing from Dillard's and Betty & June, a local boutique, will be featured.

"We are so excited for Justice Week this year," says junior Sarah Ratliff, president of ACU's IJM chapter. "Everyone has been working very hard to create a comprehensive, beneficial event, and I know that we will have a great turnout."

All events will be live streamed on acu.edu/live

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