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September 27, 2021

Jen Fry discusses race and inclusion in higher education at Finlandia

Social justice and anti-racism educator Jen Fry, Owner and CEO of Jen Fry Talks, came to Finlandia University on Sept. 18 to speak with students, faculty and staff in the Hirvonen Auditorium. Fry presents through an anti-racist lens on issues of race, inclusion, intersectionality, diversity and equity.

Fry’s social justice presentation was the kick-off event to ongoing work at Finlandia in the areas of social justice. Finlandia has been sponsoring multi-faceted and interdisciplinary events with the purpose of raising the individual [...]

Jen Fry Talks
February 23, 2021

Student Social Justice Conversations

Finlandia’s Social Justice Task force invites students into a series of conversations about justice, race, and society. Facilitated by Dr. Jeff Pettibone, using materials from activist and speaker Jen Fry, these open discussions will take place every Monday evening in February, at 8 p.m. Come with your questions, your curiosity, and concerns. All are encouraged, all are invited, all are welcome to this free exchange of ideas. Scan the QR code or visit this link https://bit.ly/3iVFkaw to get into the Zoom [...]

Jen Fry Talks
February 16, 2021

Student Social Justice Conversations

Finlandia’s Social Justice Task force invites students into a series of conversations about justice, race, and society. Facilitated by Dr. Jeff Pettibone, using materials from activist and speaker Jen Fry, these open discussions will take place every Monday evening in February, at 8 p.m. Come with your questions, your curiosity, and concerns. All are encouraged, all are invited, all are welcome to this free exchange of ideas. Scan the QR code or visit this link https://bit.ly/3iVFkaw to get into the Zoom [...]

Jen Fry Talks
February 9, 2021

Student Social Justice Conversations

Finlandia’s Social Justice Task force invites students into a series of conversations about justice, race, and society. Facilitated by Dr. Jeff Pettibone, using materials from activist and speaker Jen Fry, these open discussions will take place every Monday evening in February, at 8 p.m. Come with your questions, your curiosity, and concerns. All are encouraged, all are invited, all are welcome to this free exchange of ideas. Scan the QR code or visit this link https://bit.ly/3iVFkaw to get into the Zoom [...]

Jen Fry Talks
February 2, 2021

Student Social Justice Conversations

Finlandia’s Social Justice Task force invites students into a series of conversations about justice, race, and society. Facilitated by Dr. Jeff Pettibone, using materials from activist and speaker Jen Fry, these open discussions will take place every Monday evening in February, at 8 p.m. Come with your questions, your curiosity, and concerns. All are encouraged, all are invited, all are welcome to this free exchange of ideas. Scan the QR code or visit this link https://bit.ly/3iVFkaw to get into the Zoom [...]

January 28, 2021

Dr. Virtanen dives into upcoming open class on ‘Racism and White Nationalism in Finland Today’

Dr. Hilary-Joy Virtanen will present the second lecture in the Spring 2021 Anti-Racist Open Classroom Series on Tuesday, February 2 at 4:10 pm. She will be discussing “Racism and White Nationalism in Finland Today” as part of her regularly scheduled History and Culture of Finland course. The event is free and open to the public. Please register here. In anticipation of the event, Dr. Virtanen provided some insight into what participants can expect and why it’s an important [...]

January 19, 2021

Students: ‘Jen Fry Talks’ Social Justice Webinar

The President’s Task Force on Social Justice is excited to announce that we were able to schedule national social justice educator, Jen Fry, to work with students. The webinar will be delivered live via Zoom at 5:45pm. Check your student email for instruction on how to join.

January 15, 2021

Students to participate in social justice webinar with Jen Fry Talks on Jan. 19

Finlandia University students will begin difficult and necessary discussions on social and racial justice with the Jen Fry Talks virtual event on January 19 from 5:45-7:30 p.m. Social Justice Task Force members Nick Kwiek and Shane Voldarski talked with Finlandia Fridays host, Olivia Myers, this week about the upcoming Jen Fry Talks event and what they hope students will learn.

“We knew we needed an educational component to our campus anti-racist work. We decided [...]

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