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UAB's Social Justice Advocacy Council will host its fifth annual Organized Radical Collegiate Activism (ORCA) Conference February 12-13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This student-led assembly aims to address the challenges and advantages of engaging in social justice advocacy work on college campuses.

This year's theme is "Not a moment, but a movement."

UAB students will share their social justice advocacy experiences with peers across the nation during this event. In addition, social justice advocates from The University of Alabama, Birmingham-Southern College, Jefferson State Community College and Kansas State University will also present.

Keynote speakers for the virtual event include UAB student activist Shreya Pokhrel, YouTuber and digital activist Tee Noir, and transgender rights activist, writer, and media strategist Raquel Willis.

"With everything that happened in 2020 and now in 2021, we hope every conference participant leaves with not only the tools necessary to make a positive impact on their campus community but are also empowered to not just look at this as a moment of social change and be an active participant in a movement of social change," said Rebecca Harkless, Social Justice Education Coordinator for UAB Student Multicultural and Diversity Programs.

There is no cost for this conference, and all current students are eligible to register and attend. For more information, click here.