Every single day, we see passionate social change advocates take a stand on the variety of modern and continuing social issues that affect the overall wellbeing of individuals across the globe. Sometimes, individuals group together to fight for a common cause, and other times, we see one single person take action, risking everything they have in order to better the lives of their peers. Here’s what we need to remind ourselves though… significant change cannot occur overnight or alone. That includes social change.

If you could make a difference in the lives of individuals on campus, in the community, in the nation, or in the world, would you? Does the thought of initiating change sound daunting? Are you uncertain of the first steps involved in creating meaningful social change?

Come out to Sykes Student Union on Sunday, February 25th from 10:30am-3:30pm for the Cultivating Change Conference. Through listening to the words of inspirational leaders in social change, utilizing critical thinking skills, and discussing social change topics with peers, this conference “will give you tools, action steps, and community to empower you to cultivate change on campus and beyond.” Lunch will be provided for all participants, and to attend, you must pre-register via OrgSync.

Remember, you don’t have to be a Rosa Parks or Martin Luther King Jr. to initiate social change. Participating in community events and acting in support of a social change that you want to see can result in significant strides toward change.

If you’re interested in finding out more information, please contact the Center for Women and Gender Equity at womenscenter@wcupa.edu. This event is sponsored by the Center for Women & Gender Equity, Office of Wellness Promotion, Office of Social Equity, Women’s and Gender Studies Department, Philosophy Department, and Peace and Conflict Studies.

Sign up today here!