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Practicing Justice Series

Practicing Justice is an event and training approach to critical consciousness development, which stems from a shift by SOURCE to bring intentional social justice orientation into community engagement and service-learning work. 


Created in 2017, the Practicing Justice event and training series leans in to T.D. Mitchell’s 2008 charge for practitioners to enrich service-learning pedagogy with 5 key elements of critical consciousness development: 1) the opportunity to examine one's own identity, 2) opportunity to examine the identity of others, 3) the context of service, 4) the power and privilege dynamics, and 5) change agency*.

Practicing Justice has actioned these elements through an intentional and mindful based approach to program design centered in authentic community engagement, critical reflection, and redistribution of power. Students, faculty, staff and community members can look forward to regular opportunities to engage in this programmatic approach for the 2019-2020 academic year and beyond.

Mitchell, T. D. (2008). Traditional vs. critical service-learning: Engaging the literature to differentiate two models. Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning14(2), 50-65.

Stay tuned for updates about Practicing Justice events in 2022-2023!