Social Justice Week 2022

Friday, March 18, 2022 - 09:00 to Friday, March 25, 2022 - 15:45
North & South Campus / Online

A Message from the Social Justice Week Committee

Social Justice Week in Maynooth University is an annual collaborative project between students, staff, as well as other agencies aimed at raising awareness of global and national challenges, promoting social justice and challenging individuals to make a positive difference in the world around them.
The theme of this year’s Week is the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), which encompass a wide array of global issues and inequalities, including poverty, education, health, climate action and strong institutions. As you can see from this programme, the events this year address social justice issues that affect us globally and locally, ranging from the War in Ukraine to the housing crisis. The global pandemic has highlighted and amplified existing inequalities in society and as such, the Social Justice Week Committee 2022 selected the UN SDGs as this year’s theme, given the broad range of issues that it addresses. The events throughout the week reflect on both positive and negative aspects of implementing the UN SDGs, including what they mean while emerging from a global pandemic.
This year, events take place on campus and online. In particular, the Social Justice Week Committee would like to bring your attention to the keynote event, ‘A conversation with Dr Rosaleen McDonagh, author of Unsettled’ (Skein Press, 2021), which is organised by the MU Sexualities and Genders Network and DANCING Project, funded by the European Research Council. This event takes place online at 7pm on Tuesday 22nd March (see registration details below).
This year’s Social Justice Week overlaps with the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on 21st March and this is reflected in Student Race Equality Forum, which takes place at 6pm that day (see the details below).
For further information, including our Programme of Events, visit the Social Justice Week Website: