Saturday, June 22nd, 2024

Conference Tackles “Matters of Marginalization”

This year, the conference will focus on marginalization and will feature a series of locally based presenters.

The 11th Global Well-Being and Social Change Conference, Millersville University’s annual event that centers on examining social, economic and environmental injustices, will take place Friday, March 15. This year, the conference will focus on marginalization and will host a series of locally-based presenters.

Each year, the annual conference provides a platform for experts to share their knowledge and training for agents of social change. It brings together faculty, students, staff and community practitioners across disciplines to discuss ways to advance global social justice and human rights.

This year’s conference will focus on how to use a social justice advocacy approach to enhance global connectedness, as we navigate an evolving world and analyze the consequences of marginalizing certain populations.

The keynote speaker, Vanessa Philbert, is the CEO of Community Action Partnership of Lancaster City. CAP is Lancaster County’s largest anti-poverty organization, committed to creating person-centered initiatives to support their continuing anti-poverty programs.

Other notable speakers include Lancaster County Representative Ismail Smith Wade-El, Dr. Lara Willox, dean of the College of Education and Human Services at Millersville University, Dr. Carrie Snyder, director of disability resources and services at Temple University and more. While each speaker will bring their own unique perspectives based on their varied professional experiences, they hope to challenge attendees to consider the actions they can take to inspire and lead efforts of local and global positive change.

The conference begins at 8:30 a.m. in Stayer Hall. University faculty, staff and students are all welcome and encouraged to attend, along with other community members. General admission is $40, while non-Millersville student admission is $10. Millersville University students can register at no cost.

If interested, click here to register. For questions about the event, email for more information.

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