Social Justice Summit
Saturday, February 25, 2017 8:30am-2:30pm
Campanile Room, Memorial Union
The Social Justice Summit, now in its sixteenth year, is an event designed for ISU 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-long 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 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.
Currently, the Summit is full, however, still apply as we do have a running waiting list!
Learning Outcomes for the Summit
Participants will be able to articulate concepts and terminology related to social justice.
(Terms: social justice, privilege, power, oppression, and marginalization, intersectionality)
Participants will be able to recognize their own intersectional social identities in relation to privilege, power, and oppression.
Participants will be able to articulate how concepts of privilege, power, and oppression operate within the Iowa State Community and larger society.
Participants will be able to explain how they will incorporate learning from the Summit into their daily practices.