This is just a celebration of left wing politics in academia. How does it advance serious scholarship?

Campus Reform reports:

University hosts profs for national ‘Social Justice’ summit

Western Illinois University-Quad Cities is set to host its first-ever “social justice summit” for educators “seeking to expand their social justice competency and capacity.”

According to the university website, the June 1 “Social Justice in Higher Education” summit will serve as “a gathering of higher education professionals seeking to expand their social justice competency and capacity through guided conversations with experienced student affairs practitioners and guest speakers resulting in practical approaches for both personal and professional skill building.”

In a separate statement announcing the event, the school explained that the summit will be sponsored by the GradCenter, the WIU College Student Personnel (CSP) program, and the Expanding Cultural Diversity Project.

CSP Program Manager Jill Bisbee touted the event as “a great opportunity for higher education practitioners who are seeking to expand their social justice repertoire, with an emphasis on practical approaches for personal and professional skill building.”

Attendees will be able to participate in small group discussions, listen to multiple speakers and facilitators, and attend a Keynote Session featuring talks by “two social justice scholars who will discuss strategies, programs, and styles to advance social justice in the field.”

The keynote speakers will be Dr. J. Q. Adams, a former WIU professor who “has spent his entire academic career studying and teaching about multicultural education and diversity,” and Dr. Rachel Wagner, an assistant professor at Clemson University who the school describes as a “leading social justice educator and consultant.”