Past Programs and Events

Film Screening of "Will The Real Terrorist Please Stand Up" February 21st, 2014 from 6:30-8:30pm at Seattle University Bannon 102.

Co-Sponsored by the U.S. Women and Cuba Collaboration In April 1961, the CIA sent a force of Cuban exiles to overthrow the Cuban government. This resulted in the Bay of Pigs Fiasco. 50 years later, a new documentary shows that US-backed violence against Cuba continued for decades. Some Bay of Pigs participants and the most well-known terrorists appear on camera to boast or re-evaluate their activities over the years. Orlando Bosch, Jose Basulto, Luis Posada Carriles and Antonio Veciana discuss assassinations and other actions they took to bring down the Revolutionary government. The new film, with Danny Glover, Cuba’s top counter spy and Fidel Castro himself (filmed recently) is combined with fascination archival footage and a rare recorded interview from prison with one of the Cuban 5. These men are serving long sentences in US prisons for trying to stop terrorism against tourist sites in their country.

Author discussion by Stephen Kimber, Journalist and Author of "What Lies Across the Water: The Real Story of the Cuban 5" March 7th, 2014 from 12:30-2pm at Seattle University Casey Atrium.

Stephen Kimber has taught at the School of Journalism since 1983 at the University of King's College, Canada's oldest chartered university in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is an award-winning writer, editor, and broadcaster, and his writing has appeared in almost all major Canadian magazines and newspapers. Between 1985 and 2002, he was a weekly political and general interest columnist for the Daily News in Halifax. As a broadcaster, he has been an Ottawa-based current affairs producer for the CTV Television Network and a producer, writer, story editor, and host for numerous CBC television and radio programs. He serves on the national steering committee of the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting and is a member of the board of directors of the Canadian Creative Writing and Writing Programs organization. He is a former president of the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia. Professor Kimber currently writes a weekly column for Halifax Metro, serves as senior features writer for The Coast, a Halifax alternative weekly, and is a contributing editor of Atlantic Business Magazine. He is the author of nine books—a novel and eight works of non-fiction. He will speak about his latest non-fiction book—What Lies Across The Water: The Real Story of the Cuban Five— published by Fernwood in 2013.     

The Art of Justice: A Splinter Dance Performance

Angela Davis Justice Lecture: Power to the Imagination! Power to the People! 

 Educator, Writer, & Advocate Angela Davis inspired attendees to desire a better world and ignited their inner advocate. This lecture was held on October 17th, 2013 at Seattle University and can be viewed online at Seattle Channel.

Freedom Film Series:  

Black Power Mix Tape film screening and discussion was led by Saheed Adejumobi exploring the history of the black power movement September 2013.

Vocabulary of Change film screening of a conversation between Tim Wise and Angela Davis about the myth of meritocracy and entrenched inequities which covers a diverse range of social justice issues was held October 2013.

Free Angela and All Political Prisoners film screening depicts the journey of Angela Davis from college professor to the FBI's Top Ten Most Wanted List. This screening was held on the anniversary of her arrest, October 13th at the Northwest African American Museum.

Visions of Abolition: From Critical Resistance to a New Way of Life film screening and response panel discussion was led by WISH and EPIC in October 2013.

Even if you missed these events, we encourage you to watch the films with friends or family and discuss the themes of justice, diversity, and advocacy that are highlighted throughout the series.


Roll of the Dice Workshop: "Intersecting Research and Practice to End Systemic Disproportionality in the Puget Sound"

This workshop was held on May 16th, 2013 to bring awareness of disproportionality to students and professionals in an innovative format. For more information go to

Cracking The Codes: The System of Racial Inequality, Producer/Director Dr. Shaki Butler

This event included a community film screening and dialogue as part of a multi-city tour of the new documentary film Cracking The Codes: The System of Racial Inequity. With this film, Shaki Butler asks America to talk about the causes and consequences of systemic inequity. Held March 13th, 2013.

Justice Faculty Fellow Lecture And Panel: Social Justice Unveiled: Bias in Media
Depictions of Female Offenders

Led by Dr. Elaine Gunnison, Associate Professor, College of Arts And Sciences
Wednesday, February 29th at 7:00pm in the Lemeiux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons, Boeing Room 122

Justice Book Discussion Group: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Led by Dr. Rebecca Hartley, College of Science and Engineering and Dr. Paulette Kidder, College of Arts and Sciences
Friday, March 2nd from 12:00 - 1:30pm in Student Center 210

Justice Book Lecture Series: A Conversation with David (Sonny) Lacks, son of Henrietta Lacks

Led by Vivian Phillips, Seattle Theatre Group
Thursday, April 19th from 7:00 - 8:30pm at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1634 19th Avenue, Seattle, WA (Free and Open to the Public

9th Annual Seattle Race Conference: Building Community to End Environmental Racism: Learn, Connect, Flourish.

Saturday, May 12th from 8:00 - 5:30pm in Pigott Building.

Call For Proposals

The Center for the Study of Justice in Society (CSJS) is seeking faculty seminar leaders for its Justice Faculty Fellows Program in 2012-2013. The Justice Faculty Fellows Program annually hosts two to three research seminars that seek to foster interdisciplinary and/or collaborative faculty scholarship to promote justice. Seminars are designed and led by distinguished Seattle University faculty scholars. Past topics/seminar directors include: