Knowlton Hosts 1st Annual Social Justice Week


The Knowlton School Student Committee for Social Justice is hosting its first Annual Social Justice Week. The week kicks off with the Baumer Lecture Series presentation by Professor June Manning Thomas on Wednesday, February 26 and concludes with a community service opportunity on Saturday, March 1.

This student-organized event explores the social implications of planning decisions and promotes social awareness in every step of the planning process. Social Justice Week events will address issues such as homelessness, poverty, racial inequality, accessibility of basic services, neighborhood decline and gentrification, and seek innovative approaches to creating and sustaining just, equitable, and accessible communities.

Everyone is welcomed to take part in the events!

Events Schedule for Social Justice Week

Supply Drive for OSU Star house

Donation boxes located all week in the Knowlton Hall Lobby and the 4th Floor CRP Studio. OSU Star House is dedicated to providing homeless youth a safe respite from the streets where they are able to meet their basic needs and begin reconnecting with the larger socail system.

Download the Donation Supply List (PDF).

Wednesday, February 26, Gui Auditorium at 5:30 pm  

Lecture Series: Dr. June Manning Thomas (reception to follow)

Thursday, February 27

Brown Bag with Dr. June Manning Thomas, 10 a.m., KN259 (food will be provided)

Planners Panel: Social Justice in the Built Environment, 5:30 p.m., Gui Auditorium (reception to follow)

  • Angela Plummer, Executive Director of Community Refugee and Immigration Services

  • Amy Rosenthal, Senior Project Leader of National Church Residences

  • Michael Wilkos, Senior Officer, Community Research and Grants Management of The Columbus Foundation

  • Lauren Edwards, Senior Program Manager of Local Matters

Friday, February 28

Poetry Slam, 7-9 p.m., Brothers Drake Meadery, 26 E 5th Avenue, Columbus

Saturday, March 1

Community Service Opportunity: Nellie's Catwalk for Kids, 12-3 p.m., 6096 East Main Street, Suite 109, Columbus

"Our Vision: to create a community of support and resources for pediatric cancer families."

To sign up for a volunteer shift, please see the event Doodle poll.

For any questions about the Student Committee for Social Justice or Social Justice Week activities, please contact Chloe Greene or James Burdin.