DePaul University Newsline > Sections > Campus and Community > Service Speaks conference celebrates DePaul's community accomplishments
By Scott Butterworth /
May 27, 2021 /
Posted in: CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY /
The Steans Center will host its 13th annual Service Speaks conference on Friday, May 28, celebrating the work of DePaul students who practiced social justice this year through challenges like none before.
The online conference, which runs from 2 to 3:15 p.m., will provide the opportunity to hear directly from fellows, interns, and volunteers, as well as to see images of their community service work.
Community Partner Intern Hana Tesfaye, for example, animated an infographic video for RefugeeOne that highlighted refugee rights. "It equips refugees to be more knowledgeable and protected when it comes to their rights," Tesfaye says. "Being once a refugee myself, I was able to contribute my experience through the services I was able to offer."
Steans Racial Equity Research Fellow Kimberly Fair conducted research to evaluate fellowship and mentoring success at combating systemic racism. And Community Partner Intern Andy Klenzman examined cases of police torture in Illinois and provided research for clemency petitions.
Register to attend Service Speaks, which is co-sponsored by the Steans Center and the Council on Community Engagement.