Social Justice Initiatives



Mental Health in Diverse CommunitiesColorful flyer with title "Mental Health in Diverse Communities" and event information: 11/27/2018, 5pm, Digital Auditorium, Hurley Convergence Center. Free swag from Safe Zone!
Tuesday, November 27  |  5 p.m.  |  Digital Auditorium, Hurley Convergence Center

A roundtable discussion of how mental health affects marginalized communities.


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Human Rights Film Series

As part of our ongoing commitment to social justice and honoring the legacy of Dr. James Farmer, the James Farmer Multicultural Center proudly presents the Human Rights Film Series.   The Human Rights Film Series features films and documentaries dealing with issues and topics such as the rights of undocumented immigrants, the struggles of indigenous peoples to reclaim their cultures, and the crucial and significant role women played during the Civil Rights Movement.

All film screenings will be free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the James Farmer Multicultural Center at 540/654-1044 or via email at

Social Justice and Leadership Summit

On Saturday, March 23, 2019, the James Farmer Multicultural Center will be hosting its third annual Social Justice & Leadership Summit. The purpose of the Summit is to create an opportunity for UMW students to develop a theoretical framework and applicable understanding of leadership, social justice, and allyship.  Additionally, this summit will provide attendees with an opportunity to build coalitions across cultural barriers, strengthen advocacy, and support the promotion of an equal, equitable campus culture and climate at UMW. We will have the participation of faculty members from the American Studies, History, English, Historic Preservation, and Psychological Science departments and student leaders representing the various organizations on our campus. During the lunch the portion of the Summit, a speaker will be delivering a keynote address about the importance of social justice, inclusion, and direct action.

For more information, please contact the James Farmer Multicultural Center at 540-654-1044 or visit our web page at