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Social Justice Summit

A Look Into Social Dominance & Resistance

Focusing on current issues of social justice in Northeast Wisconsin.

The mission of UW-Green Bay’s professional programs in social work is to promote social justice in a diverse and evolving world by engaging in practices that elevate human and community well-being. Please register by Tuesday, May 28.


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Our Summit at a Glance

Don't miss the 2024 Social Justice Summit. Your in-person attendance will award you continuing education credits (4 CEHs/.4 CEUs).


Wednesday, June 5, 2024
9 a.m.-3:15 p.m.


Phoenix Rooms A & B
University Union
UW-Green Bay
2420 Nicolet Drive
Green Bay, WI 54311


$30, including continental breakfast & lunch 

Event Schedule

All events take place in the Phoenix Rooms A & B located in the University Union on the UW-Green Bay campus.

Opening message by Joan Groessl. Continental breakfast will be available.

The House That We Built

Our keynote speaker is Mohammed I.T. Bey. 

Over the course of this day, time is going to be spent actively exploring the concepts of social dominance and social resistance. The path to understanding one's own footprint and that as a collective, is imperative to reimagining what an equitable society could look like. This keynote will provide the foundation for entering into those concepts to bridge productive behaviors to that outcome.

Social Dominance & Social Resistance Activity

This highly interactive, group-centered activity is designed to educate and familiarize participants with the policies and social norms (historically and through present day) that have led to both social resistance and change in America.

Facilitators: Melia Dunn and Mohammed I.T. Bey

Lunch will be provided.

The Debrief & Application to Your Work

By this time, participants are expected to be holding a broad range of questions, feelings, ideas and thoughts. This final session gives participants the chance to process the content and interactions of the day and also identify the ways in which this experience will inform how they approach their work going forward.

Facilitators: Melia Dunn and Mohammed I.T. Bey

End of the day message by Joan Groessl.

Continuing Education

Attending the summit in-person will award continuing education credits 4 CEHs/.4 CEUs.

Keynote Speaker

keynote speaker Mohammed I.T. Bey

Mohammed I.T. Bey

Vice President Institutional Inclusion, Carroll University

Mohammed started his tenure in higher education in 2006 and has experience working in the four-year private/public and two-year technical/community realms.

He has worked in Admissions and Financial Aid, Student Affairs, Academic Affairs and Human Resources. Currently, he serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet, overseeing efforts related to equity and social justice. Mohammed holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Quality. He also has plans to finish his doctorate in Leadership and Learning. Mohammed is a Certified Kohler Company Facilitator, proficient with both small and large group dynamics.


facilitator Melia Dunn

Melia Dunn

Founder & Principal Consultant, Melia Dunn Consulting

Melia's career has also been rooted in the intention to do good. Her commitment to un-learning dominant culture practices, shedding white savior complex and demonstrating effective allyship are core to her work.

She recently partnered with seven other DEI and leadership experts to develop EMBRACE, a series of online courses designed to strengthen and expand the circle of allies in workplaces and communities. She hosts the monthly Southwest gathering of CWC (constructive white conversations) and is a member of KAC, an Arizona-based association of consultants who serve as accountability partners in applying a lens of equity and justice in their work. Melia has a B.A. in Speech Communication and earned Inclusion Practitioner certification.

Melissa Betke

Need Guidance?

If you have any questions or need additional guidance, please email Melissa Betke, Program Specialist.

Email Melissa