“Social justice work addresses inequality and oppression in all its nuances, including but not limited to, racism and xenophobia, classism and economic discrimination, sexism and misogyny, homophobia and heterosexism, religious and political persecution, the abuse of civil liberties, and ableism.”(p. 7, Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis 2017, Vol. 6, No. 1, 68-63)
What is the Social Justice Academy?
Inspired by the ACPA Strategic Imperative for Racial Justice & Decolonization, The Social Justice Academy is designed to bring together Higher Education professionals to learn about and promote a deeper level of social justice standards, enhancing and refining our skills and competencies to create greater inclusion for all members of our campus communities and beyond.
The Academy itself will consist of 6 virtual workshops; session topics which will include:
- Creating a Safe Learning Environment, 2PM- 4PM
- Identify Development, 2PM- 4PM
- Intersectionality, 2PM- 4PM
- Racial Justice, 2PM- 4PM
- Decolonization, 2PM- 4PM
- Strategies for doing the work, 2PM- 4PM
Goal and Outcomes:
Full and equal participation of all groups in society and the ability to know when not practiced in society.
The Social Justice Academy will:
- Provide opportunities for participants to explore social identities
- Develop knowledge around social justice;
- Build a deeper understanding around privilege, intersectionality and how they play a role in society and;
- Foster opportunities to develop skills to become a change agent on our campuses.
Preparing participants with a foundation of skills and knowledge, including the capacity to:
- Evaluate self-awareness and acknowledgement of personal social identities and the ways their identity impacts society
- Interpret the history of oppression and examples of social injustice;
- Understand the dynamics of privilege and differential access to power and access based on held or perceived social identity; Race, Gender, Sexual orientation, Physical & Mental Ability, Ethnic Heritage, Social Class, Religion and Belief (not that this list is not exhaustive;
- Recognize and use all aspects of the Racial Justice Decolonization Framework and;
- Apply what is learned to create the framework to develop socially just environments
The registration waived for NECPA or ACPA members, $20 for non-members.