The event is open to students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni. “I would just say it's really important that everyone is involved in the conversation, says Rohlman. “One of the steps to creating change is to grow awareness of injustice, and this conference is an important way to do that.”
“The conference is about educating people—people who already have a base of knowledge on injustice and people who don't,” agreed Samios. “If anyone is nervous about coming, we want them to know that it’s not a conference that is going to be attacking or patronizing toward anyone—it is to get the conversation started…just because you might not know as much about injustice doesn't mean you're not as welcome or as valued at the conference as much as the next person.”
Jemima Pierre, Assistant Director for Programming and Training in the Office of Intercultural Affairs, highlighted the many benefits the L4J conference creates for the College community.
"When we are able to give students spaces to lead these conversations, we are giving them an opportunity to grow in their understanding of what it means to be an agent of change," said Pierre.