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Sociologist James Jasper searches for social justice in annual Duffy address

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

MEDIA CONTACT: Hilary Dickinson at or 608-363-2849

Sociologist 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. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Wednesday, April 16 at 8 p.m. in Wilson Theatre of Mayer Hall.

In his talk, 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. For more information, visit

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