University of Wyoming students will lead the social justice-focused Good Mule Conference on Friday, Feb. 19-Saturday, Feb. 20. The event is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about activism and social justice.
Participants will spend the day attending workshops, listening to an “accidental” activist panel and visiting the Kara Walker exhibition at the UW Art Museum. Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker's Tales of Slavery and Power is drawn from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation and examines the complexities and ambiguities of racial and historical representation through the work of one of today's most prominent African-American artists.
“The Good Mule Project is a UW student-led initiative fostering a community of dialogue and action around issues of multiculturalism and diversity through the lens of social justice activism,” says Richard Raridon, project coordinator for the Service, Leadership and Community Engagement (SLCE) office that sponsors the program.
The conference will begin Friday at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday at 8:30 a.m. The event is free and open to students and the public, but registration is required. Register here.