December 11, 2012
Benjamin Smyth

'Social Justice and Advocacy Series'

The Center for Service and Community Engagement, Campus Ministry and the Service Leadership Program in the John Cook School of Business will co-sponsor a pilot series of workshops on concepts and methodologies around social justice and social change. The workshops will support the spiritual and intellectual growth of participants by developing an understanding of social justice that is inclusive to both faith-based and civic minded individuals.

The series is open to students from all academic majors and years. Registration for the sessions will open in January. In achieving its aims, the Social Justice and Advocacy Series will embody a mission that seeks to:

  • challenge students to reflect upon the meaning of social justice and to integrate that meaning into their lives inside and outside Saint Louis University;
  • educate students about the social and political processes that produce systems of inequality, injustice, and oppression within our own community and all over the world;
  • link community and civic involvements to broader national and international democratic participation efforts;
  • educate students about tools and skillsets that will assist them in addressing community conflicts, community organizing, and responding to social and political inequalities; and
  • emphasize interdisciplinary workshop collaborations within the university community.

The spring 2013 workshops are listed below:

  • Understanding Social Justice
    3-5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, in rooms 251-A and 251-B of Busch Student Center
  • Democratic Process and Participation
    3-5 p.m. Friday, March 1, in room 101 of Tegeler Hall
  • Advocating for a Just Society
    3-5 p.m. Friday, April 19, in rooms 251-A and 251-B of Busch Student Center
Higher purpose. Greater good.
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