Renowned activist Loretta Ross to deliver virtual talk on social justice

Members of the Brock community are invited to attend a virtual keynote speech from international author, speaker, professor and activist Loretta Ross on Saturday, March 13.

Held from 2 to 3:15 p.m., Ross’s talk, “Calling in the Calling Out Culture,” will be based on her work in the United States and around the world.

Through a message of healing divisiveness and rebuilding a more compassionate culture, the Smith College Professor and host of the Dred Feminist podcast will encourage participants to hold each other accountable in the area of social justice, but to do so in a loving way.

Hosted by Brock’s Office of Human Rights and Equity (HRE), the online event is part of the virtual Gender and Sexual Violence Retreat taking place Friday, March 12 and Saturday, March 13.

Jermaine Marshall, HRE’s Gender and Sexual Violence Events and Volunteer Co-ordinator, said the keynote will be particularly impactful for students.

“Loretta’s work is referenced in many courses and fields across campus,” he said. “The conversation she’ll be facilitating relates quite heavily to the current sociopolitical climate students find themselves in.”

To take part in the virtual event, visit the Calling in the Calling Out Culture ExperienceBU page.

To register for the entire two-day retreat, visit the Gender and Sexual Violence Retreat ExperienceBU page.

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