California State University, Fullerton

Social Justice Summit

Join passionate students, faculty, staff and community members at this empowering Summit and make change now!

The Social Justice Summit is a FREE event, open to the public.

7th Annual Social Justice Summit
If Not Me, Then Who?
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Cal State Fullerton
Titan Student Union
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


CAPTAIN PAUL WATSON Animal Rights Activist and Star of “Whale Wars”
JAMIE KILSTEIN - Comedian and Co-host of Citizen Radio


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The Social Justice Summit provides a forum for people to exchange ideas about improving the state of our communities, offers space to dialogue about the obstacles to creating effective change, provides effective tools for social action, and offers tangible grassroots solutions.

Learn about human rights issues, environmental concerns, inequality and oppression on a local, national and global level.

2011 Keynote Speakers


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Captain Paul Watson: Captain Watson has been at the helm of the world's most active marine non-profit organization, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, for nearly 34 years.  He is quoted as being “the world's most aggressive, most determined, most active and most effective defender of wildlife."  Captain Watson is a recognized author and activist who has received a wide variety of recognition for his work to save ocean wildlife, including being named by Time Magazine as one of the environmental heroes of the 20th Century. 

One of the founding members and director s of Greenpeace, Captain Watson was involved with their early direct action campaigns against nuclear testing, whaling and seal hunting.  In 1977 he moved on and founded Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to continue this critical work.  The organization is dedicated to research, investigation, and the enforcement of laws, treaties, resolutions and regulations established to protect marine wildlife worldwide. The Sea Shepherd’s voyages into oceanic sanctuaries to defend whales and other oceanic mammals from illegal capture and slaughter have been ongoing for over 30 years.  Within the past decade, Captain Watson’s voyages into the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary have been caught on film and shown to a global audience on the Discovery Channel’s “Whale Wars.”  Sea Shepherd has gone on to end the careers of 9 illegal whaling vessels, saving thousands of whales. These campaigns and other Sea Shepherd efforts have kept the issue of whaling in the international spotlight.
When Captain Watson is not at sea, he is involved with many other environmental protection organizations and gives presentations at colleges and universities in the United States and at special events throughout the world. 


Jamie Kilstein:   Jamie Kilstein is a known political and free speech activist, animal rights advocate and co-host of Citizen Radio.  Dedicated to covering the stories that the mainstream, corporate media ignores, Citizen Radio has earned Jamie and his co-host Allison Kilkenny much praise including being named by The Nation Magazine as “media heroes.” 
Jamie has been seen on The Conan O’Brien Show, Showtime’s The Green Room, CNN’s The Joy Behar Show, The Paramount Comedy Channel in the UK, The BBC, The Comedy Channel in Australia, HBO Canada, and Showtime Comedy in the Middle East.  He was a contributor to The Onion newspaper and The Huffington Post.  Jamie was also in the recent bestseller Sataristas alongside Stephen Colbert, George Carlin and other satirists.  Before all of this, he lived out of his car and dropped out of high school. “Take that life!”
According to The Huffington Post, “Jamie Kilstein is a comic. He talks about politics and religion. He gets yelled at by comedy club owners. He tours the globe tirelessly, and most recently, opened the most talked about show at the prestigious 2007 Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival.”  Jamie Kilstein is steadfast in his beliefs and never shies away from an opportunity to provide his unfiltered perspective with a razor sharp wit and sarcastic bite. 

Social Justice Summit 2010 Schedule

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Opening Session Featuring Captain Paul Watson

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Workshop Session 1

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Workshop Session 2

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Lunch and Resource Fair

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Workshop Session 3

3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Workshop Session 4

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Closing Session Featuring Jamie Kilstein

(Workshop List & Closing Performer To Be Announced)

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Summit Highlights

Empowering Workshops: Workshops will focus not only on educating participants, but also empowering them to bring about change in our community.

Resource Fair: The Resource Fair will feature campus and community organizations that provide attendees opportunities to get involved in social action.

The Social Justice Summit is dedicated to providing a Green Summit through utilizing recycled and biodegradable materials, sweatshop-free apparel, organic and vegan food. The purpose of having a Green Summit is to encourage participants to make everyday choices based on environmentally conscious and socially responsible decisions.

Here is the Agenda and Workshop List for the 2011 Social Justice Summit

See the workshop lists from our previous Social Justice Summits:

Guide to Conscious Living in Orange County

We've started compiling a guide that includes many ways you can live a more socially responsible life. It's our early draft, so more sections will be coming soon. Also, eventually we'll have a process where you can send us suggestions to keep this a "living document" that is never outdated and includes the best information possible.

Download the Guide to Conscious Living (.PDF).

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