Social Justice Summit
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 6pm-9pm - Memorial Union
Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 9am-4pm - Memorial Union
The Social Justice Summit, now in its sixteenth year, is an event designed for undergraduate students aimed at providing them with the opportunity to increase their awareness surrounding issues of inclusion and to develop action plans that will assist them in being agents of change on campus. Guided by the staff of the Student Activities Center, the Department of Residence, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, the Margaret Sloss Women's Center, and faculty from the Social Justice Certificate in the School of Education, this day-and-a-half workshop will give you the chance to learn more about yourself, engage in discussion with other students on a variety of issues, and create strategies for implementing social change! The 2017 Social Justice Summit will be held February 24 & 25. *Registration is free and open to ISU students.
Social justice is the continuous process of eliminating ignorance and prejudice through education and advocacy to bring about greater equity among all members of society and ensuring every dimension of identity is not oppressed by society as a whole. Social justice is a process in which we strive to eliminate the roots of oppression through education and the redistribution of resources, opportunities, and responsibilities. In the pursuit of social justice we must use education as a tool to empower the people so that we can eliminate the oppression of all. Acting as one we must create an open, equitable, and just society.
Goals for the Summit
To allow students to learn from each other in a safe environment and diverse setting.
To allow participants the opportunity to learn more about "who they are" and "what they bring" to the ISU campus.
To provide opportunities for students to develop personal goals and an action plan in the areas of diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice.
To provide an opportunity for participants to build coalitions with students "similar to" and "different from" themselves to achieve mutual goals for social change.
To create specific action steps as a group in order to have short term and long term goals.
To connect, reflect, network, and commit to social change through their personal action plan, following the Social Justice Summit.