Social Justice & Advocacy Events
Social Justice & Advocacy Series 2013
The Center for Service and Community Engagement, Campus Ministry, and the Service Leadership Program in the School of Business are co-sponsoring 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 motivations. In achieving its aims, the Social Justice & Advocacy Series will embody a mission that seeks to:
• 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;
• emphasize interdisciplinary workshop collaborations with the university community.
The series is open to students from all academic majors and years. The Spring 2013 workshops are listed below:
Understanding Social Justice
February 8th, BSC 251 A&B, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Presenter: Anna Sandidge, Justice Coordinator, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet
1) Envisioning and re-envisioning what we mean by the term social justice
2) Understanding the dynamics of Power.
Democratic Process & Participation
March 1st, Tegeler Hall Room 101, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Presenters: Bryan Sokol, PhD, and Leah Sweetman, PhD, Center for Service and Community Engagement; Mike McMillan, License Collector, City of St. Louis
1) Overview of legislative process on statewide and national levels;
2) Exploring democratic participation in local community contexts;
3) Making connections between service/civic engagement and democratic participation
Advocating for a Just Society
April 19th, BSC 251 A&B, 3:00p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Presenter: Joe Squillace, PhD, Director of BSW Program at MacMurray College
1) How to be involved in legislative processes
2) How to be involved in community organizing
3) Methods for facilitating social change
To sign-up for the workshops click here.
Interested in SLU community events around the issues of service and social justice? View the University-wide Service and Justice Events calendar.