What is global justice and how can it be achieved?


March 17, 2011 :: Channing Stenhouse and Thomas Fox
Moderated by Keith Gardner

Eight Student competitors kicked off the 2011 U of L Student Speaker Challenge on January 18, 2011. Robbie Rolfe and Thomas Fox, Brittany Kocken and Taylor Webb, Channing Stenhouse and Sara Ortiz Ospina, Alex Masse and Rory Tarant competed in the preliminary rounds with Thomas Fox and Taylor Webb, Channing Stenhouse and Rory Tarant squaring off in the semifinals.

A wide variety of solutions were offered, ranging from globalization to climate justice to upholding human rights and the rule of law. Acceptance and respect regarding diverse cultures was also cited as important, as was the possibility of forming a representative world governing body specifically metering out global justice. It was generally felt however, that “Global Justice” in terms of total equality among people, most likely is unachievable, not only globally, but also within nations.

Speakers: Channing Stenhouse and Thomas Fox

Channing Stenhouse was born in Peace River and raised with two brothers and a foster sister in McLennan, AB. In 2006 she moved to Lethbridge to study music. Since then, she has been an active member of the Lethbridge music community, and has organized several different types of benefit concerts in order to bridge the gap between music and meaningful contribution. Channing is currently in her fifth and final year of study at the U of L (Bachelor of Music program) and intends to continue her studies in conducting at the post-graduate level.
Thomas Fox is a long-time Lethbridge resident. Born in Winnipeg, Thomas took some time off for traveling between high school and University. In his last semester at U of L, Thomas will only be taking one class, but will also be working on the University's first Environmental Science Honors Thesis, analyzing glacier flow dynamics using a GIS. His interests include science, music, chess, cycling and activism. Thomas is currently on the board of directors for both LPIRG and Amnesty International Lethbridge. He is planning to eventually enter grad or law school.


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