Tia Oso to keynote 2018 Nelson Mandela Social Justice Day


WHO: Tia Oso, director of impact at Revolve Impact and a dynamic and experienced social justice leader

WHAT: “Chaos or Community: The Persistent Question in Achieving Racial Progress and Human Rights”2018 University of Southern Indiana Nelson Mandela Social Justice Awareness Day keynote address

WHEN: 6 p.m. Wednesday, February 21

WHERE: Carter Hall, located in University Center West. A map of campus that includes University Center can be found at USI.edu/map. If necessary, overflow space featuring a livestream of the speech will be provided.

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Oso will address the media at 5:15 p.m. in University Center room 227. Please contact Ben Luttrull, media relations specialist, at 812-461-5259 or bluttrull@usi.edu if you plan to attend the availability.

MANDELA DAY: The mission of the Nelson Mandela Social Justice Day and Speaker Series is to raise dialogue at USI around current issues of human and civil rights, public service, and activism through diverse, dynamic, nationally, and internationally known public intellectuals and academics. We aim to augment each speaker’s visit with a day of educational opportunities for the USI community. In these activities, we hope to commemorate Nelson Mandela, an international educator, activist, and champion of human and civil rights.

MANDELA DAY SCHEDULE: All events are free and open to the public as space allows:

  • 10 – 11:30 a.m.: Immigration Explained – University Center room 2217
  • 12:30 – 2 p.m.: Activism 101: How to Create Social Change – University Center room 2217
  • 6 – 7:30 p.m.: Keynote Address – Carter Hall

PARKING: A map of all parking lots is available at USI.edu/map (Select Parking in the Map Layers menu).


Founded in 1965, the University of Southern Indiana enrolls more than 11,000 dual credit, undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students in more than 100 areas of study. A public higher education institution, located on a beautiful 1,400-acre campus in Evansville, Indiana, USI offers programs through the College of Liberal Arts, Romain College of Business, College of Nursing and Health Professions and the Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education. USI is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engaged University and offers continuing education and special programs to more than 16,000 participants annually through Outreach and Engagement. USI is online at www.usi.edu.