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CICPC Intellectual Theme and Programming

2014-2015 Campus Theme: Justice

The Cultural and Intellectual Community Program Council (CICPC) selects the annual intellectual theme and funds related programming during the academic year.  Justice is the theme for CICPC sponsored programs in 2014-2015.  Justice means upholding what is just; but who determines what is just?  How is justice perceived and defined across time or cultures?  Is justice contextually bound or does it represent a universal truth?  How is justice related to notions such as fairness, equality, generosity, opportunity and love?   These questions highlight that justice is not confined to the criminal justice system.  It can be considered in social and economic contexts, and related to resources and sustainability.  To quote Cornel West, “Justice is what love looks like in public.”

CICPC is interested in co-sponsoring programs that look at justice, how it is defined, and how those definitions affect us individually and collectively. We invite individual community members, campus departments and student organizations to develop programs related to this theme.

Faculty, staff, and students will explore the theme by reading and discussing The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore as part of the summer reading program.  Wes Moore will be on campus for Community Learning Day, on Wednesday, October 8, 2014.

Schedule for Fall 2014

Wes Moore speaks at Community Learning Day

Time: Wednesday, October 8, 2014, noon
Location: Kendall Hall Main Auditorium

Archive: 2013-2014 Campus Theme: Constructing the Past