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.
"Social Justice: What's Your Function?"
Led by Keilah Jacques and Dr. Lauren Parker, this workshop is designed to identify gaps in understanding of methods of justice application in practice and research. A foundational introduction to key terms, concepts, examples, and case studies for application will be shared with participants. A pre/post-test will be administered in order to gauge pre/post knowledge. The results will be used to inform course design in the 2020-2021 academic year.
- March 26, 2020
- Hampton House Room 901
- 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
- RSVP Here
Past Events in 2019-2020
Unpacking Privilege/Unlocking Justice
- November 6, 2019
- This 90-minute interactive workshop will highlight the ways in which we all enjoy privilege based on being members of social and personal identity groups. The goal of the workshop is to identify specific ways we can use our privilege to create a more just and caring world where each person is treated with the respect and dignity they deserve. Participants learn and examine the definitions of privilege, identity, and social justice; illuminate their own privilege as individuals; and discuss ways in which they can use their privilege in their personal and professional lives to help create a just and caring world.
Allyship Makes The Difference: Leadership for A Beautiful World
- October 23, 2019
- This workshop is a dynamic training that focuses on allyship across identities. In this session, participants learn core principles of allyship, strategies to build stronger connections across difference, and how to act on the insights from our identities to lead more inclusively.
We’re All in this Together: Diversity, Values, and Justice
- October 16, 2019
- February 19, 2020
- Values guide our decisions, impact our perspectives, and shape our experiences. In identifying and sharing values, we create opportunities to engage and connect with people of diverse backgrounds in meaningful ways. The construction of shared values are a starting point for social justice in action.