Morehead State’s Caudill College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences will host a Justice Festival Friday, Oct. 1, to draw attention to and raise awareness of contemporary social issues.   

Dr. Scott Davison
Dr. Scott Davison, dean of the Caudill College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, said he came up with the idea for the Justice Festival after developing Caudill Conversations, which feature discussions of pertinent social issues between faculty members in the Caudill College.  

The event will feature keynote speakers and presentations, lectures, workshops and artistic productions from faculty members and students researching under faculty supervision from across campus. The keynote speakers for the event will be OJ Oleka and Terrance Sullivan, founders of AntiRacism Kentucky. Issues that will be discussed include immigration/migration, the gig economy, Black Lives Matter/racial equality, democracy and voting rights, gender equality, environmental justice, income inequality, reproductive rights, the criminal justice system and justice issues in Appalachia.   

“The Justice Festival will be an opportunity for MSU students, faculty and staff to converge for one powerful day to share research, information and resources, to engage in dialogue on important issues that impact the marginalized and oppressed, and to connect people actively pursuing justice for all,” said Dr. Scott Davison, dean of the Caudill College. “The point of the event is to foster difficult conversations about justice and equality, bringing to bear the expertise of faculty and students who work on justice-related issues.”    

For more information about the Justice Festival, email Davison at   

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