Local to Global Justice History of Grassroots Organizing & Collaboration

L2GJ founders include: Dr. Sang Hea Kil (Ph.D, ASU; Assistant Professor, Justice Studies, San José State University), Dr. Luis Fernandez (Ph.D., ASU; Professor, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Northern Arizona University), and Kyrsten Sinema, J.D., Ph.D. (J.D. & Ph.D., ASU; U.S. Representative from Arizona's 9th congressional district.).


Local to Global Justice was founded in 2001 by students at ASU-Tempe. The group is currently composed of students, faculty members, and community members and is open to everyone.

Our primary goal is to educate ASU students and the greater community about issues of local and global justice, while promoting diversity, freedom of speech, and academic freedom of discussion. We believe it is vital to connect local diversity, sustainability, and social justice issues to larger global struggles.

In April 2002, Local to Global Justice launched its first annual free Teach-in at ASU. This highly successful statewide event helped activist organizations, individuals, students and groups throughout the state strengthen and deepen their collaborative efforts. Since that time, attendence for this free event has grown annually, and expanded in the number of workshops, musicians, and speakers as well.


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