The Center for Social Justice coordinates the first ever Social Justice Week
In efforts to get students excited about certain things on campus, Vox has noticed that there have been a lot of “themed” weeks lately. From Choice Week, to Arts Week, we now have another week in our midst. Starting today, the Center for Social Justice will be coordinating the first ever Social Justice Week, which will be six days of events highlighting the wide range of social justice work from departments and organizations throughout Georgetown’s campus.
The goal of the initiative is to feature the many different social justice organizations across campus, while raising awareness for students that might be interested in becoming more involved with this social justice work.
“By co-sponsoring events with departments and organizations across campus, we hope to make Social Justice Week accessible and exciting to students who engage with any number of social justice and advocacy-related topics and issues,” said Bryn Bogan (COL ’16), one of the students on the planning team for the week.
Some of the events include a Social Justice Reflection Dinner, a talk on Nature hosted by the Lannan Symposium, and a screening of “Paycheck to Paycheck,” hosted by the Kalmanovitz Initiative and the Women’s Center.
A small group of students formed a planning team and worked alongside campus partners and co-sponsors to schedule all of the events in place. “The planning of Social Justice Week has actually been a very exciting process. It has included a unique combination of reaching out to campus partners, building off of previous programming, and designing new events to engage the larger campus community,” said Bogan.
The Center for Social Justice hopes to engage the interests of a large breadth of students across campus through such a wide variety of events.
“All are welcome and encouraged to attend any event that interests them during the week, regardless of their previous experience with the topic,” said Bogan.
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