The Institute for Nonviolence and Social Justice has a variety of events. Below are upcoming events.

Spring Lecture Series on Violence in America Today

The USF Institute for Nonviolence and Social Justice is proud to join Professor Jennifer Turpin as co-sponsor of a lecture series featuring guest speakers in Professor Turpin’s spring 2021 USF course on “Violence in Society.”

The following lectures will take place on Wednesdays, 9:15-10:20 a.m.

  • Feb. 10: Lorraine Holmes and/or Línda Perla-Giron, counselors and outreach officers at Bay Area Women Against Rape (BAWAR) will discuss sexual violence.
  • Feb. 17: David Meggyesy, former NFL linebacker, leader of the NFL Players Association, and co-founder of the Evolutionary Sports Collective will discuss sports and violence.
  • Feb. 24: Helen Rosen and Molly Coomber of Moms Demand Action are engaged in a massive grassroots movement of Americans fighting for public safety measures that can protect people from gun violence. They will discuss gun violence in America and what we can do about it.
  • March 3: DeWanda Stewart of Ya-NEEMA Healing Circle and Supportive Services will discuss anti-violence and healing efforts with youth and families of color impacted by gun violence.
  • March 24: Dr. Kevin Kumashiro, former dean of the USF School of Education and leading scholar of educational equity and social justice will discuss violence and bullying in schools.
  • March 31: Dr. Joseph E. Marshall, Jr., an eminent member of the USF community and co-founder and executive director of the pioneering Alive & Free, a youth violence prevention organization in San Francisco, will talk about how the disease of youth violence can be successfully healed.

For more information about how to join these lectures, contact Gladys Perez at