The Campus Y is an organization that pursues social justice through promoting pluralism in North Carolina specifically and throughout the rest of the world. It was established in 1860 and has about 2000 members every year.
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The Oct. 15 weekend was an early homecoming for generations of Campus Y members young and old. Through dinners, discussions and documentary screenings, more than 400 people converged on the Campus Y building to celebrate 150 years of promoting social justice.
First, we want to say thanks to The Daily Tar Heel for its coverage of the Campus Y’s 150th anniversary on Sept.
GGenerations of social activists will meet this weekend to celebrate 150 years of working for change. More than 300 students and 150 faculty members, alumni and community members are expected to join the Campus Y this weekend at a combined reunion and conference. The event, titled “Carolina Change-Makers: 150 years of Innovations in Social Justice,” begins today and ends Sunday. Registration is required for events with food, but on-site tickets will be available at individual events.