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UW Students to Lead the Good Mule Conference Feb. 19-20

February 17, 2016

University of Wyoming students will lead the social justice-focused Good Mule Conference Friday, Feb. 19-Saturday, Feb. 20, in the Wyoming Union Ballroom.

The conference will begin Friday at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday at 8:30 a.m. The event is free and open to students and the public, but registration is required. To register, go to

“The Good Mule Project is a UW student-led initiative fostering a community of dialogue and action around issues of multiculturalism and diversity through the lens of social justice activism,” says Richard Raridon, project coordinator for the Service, Leadership and Community Engagement (SLCE) office that sponsors the program.

The event is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about activism and social justice. Participants have the opportunity to join with student facilitators in an effort to create positive changes in the Laramie community, Raridon says.

Friday evening’s schedule includes small group activities and student performances. Members of Creative Strategies for Change -- a grassroots nonprofit based in Denver, Colo. -- will provide the keynote presentation.

Saturday morning will begin with breakfast where facilitators will present ideas about ways to be more involved in the Laramie community. Participants will spend the rest of the day attending workshops, listening to an “accidental” activist panel and visiting the Kara Walker exhibition at the UW Art Museum.

For more information about SLCE, call (307) 766-3117, visit the website, like the Wyoming Union Facebook page, or follow SLCE on Twitter and Instagram @SLCE_UW.

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