A pair of Lawrence University seniors will explore effective forms of student activism in the final presentation of Lawrence’s 2017 cultural competency series.

headshot of Lawrence student Max Loebl
Max Loebl ’17
head shot of Lawrence student Guilberly Louissaint
Guilberly Louissaint ’17

Max Loebl, Whitefish Bay, and Guilberly Louissaint, Brooklyn, N.Y., present “Lesson’s from the Trenches: Activism for Social Change in the New Millennium,” Friday, May 26 at 11 a.m. in the Warch Campus Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Student activism has become interwoven with campus culture, taking on forms ranging from protests, workshops and the creation of healing circles. As a result, it is increasing important to be as strategic as possible when it comes to student organizing. Communication and solid leadership are key components in creating successful outcomes during times of turmoil.

Loebl and Guilberly will discuss effective activism through the lens of student engagement, goal setting, impact analysis and their own personal experiences.

About Lawrence University
Founded in 1847, Lawrence University uniquely integrates a college of liberal arts and sciences with a nationally recognized conservatory of music, both devoted exclusively to undergraduate education. It was selected for inclusion in the book “Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About College.”  Engaged learning, the development of multiple interests and community outreach are central to the Lawrence experience. Lawrence draws its 1,500 students from nearly every state and more than 50 countries.