Union Speaks Committee
Learn more about Union's Union Speaks Committee and how you can get involved!
The Union Speaks Committee meets Tuesdays at 6:45 pm in Tate 141.
Jazmin Lopez, Union Speaks Director
Major: Health Promotion, Pre-PA, Minor in Portuguese
Class Year: Junior, Class of 2021
Hometown: Stockbridge, GA
Office Hours: Monday 9:00-11:00am & 12:00-1:00pm
Reason for Joining University Union: I wanted to help decide who would come for our spring concert.
Favorite Past Union Event: Late Night Breakfast
Best UGA Experience: Studying abroad in Brazil and having it lead to some great opportunities.
Past Union Speaks Events
Human Trafficking Simulation
In January 2016, the Socially Conscious Committee along with UGA's Breaking the Shackles and End It Movement was able to create a simulation for students so they could see Human Trafficking firsthand. Student actors created scenes to portray what millions are living each and every day. At the end of the three simulations students were asked to share their thoughts about the event and introduced to several nonprofits whose mission it is to end human trafficking.
The Union Speaks Committee provides programming that creates a dialogue for the UGA campus. Past speakers have engaged students in issues such as, LGBTQ+ rights, domestic violence, creativity, cultural awareness, and much more!
Comedians and Musicians
Comedians and musicians have provide a unique way for students and communities to talk about engaging issues and social initiatives. The Union Speaks Committee often finds unique artists that can communicate the ideas that are on the minds of students all over the UGA campus, including Jay Pharoah, Aidy Bryant, Ron Funches, Raury, and Family and Friends!