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Sociologist will deliver 10th annual Duffy lecture on protest, social justice

April 15, 2014

James JasperSociologist James M. Jasper will present “Protest and the Search for Social Justice in Beloit, the U.S. and the World” as the 10th annual Duffy Colloquium keynote address tomorrow (Wednesday) at 8 p.m. in Wilson Theatre of Mayer Hall. (We’ll also live stream the address at

Carol Wickersham will preview the lecture at 2:15 p.m. today (Tuesday) on the Big AM 1380, which can also be heard live at

Jasper will use campus and community initiatives as an exemplar to trace social and moral dimensions of protest from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. A sociology professor from the City University of New York, he is the most recent in a line of academics and community leaders brought to campus each year to discuss current dynamics in community-based work and learning.

The Duffy Colloquium is part of the Duffy Program, which aims to give students both a macro and micro understanding of how institutions interact within society by sending approximately 16 Duffy Interns out to community sites each semester.

The colloquium is sponsored by the Beloit College Duffy Community Partnerships, the department of sociology, and the Liberal Arts in Practice Center.