Presentation on theme: "Infusing Social Justice Themes in College Student Leadership Programs Vernon A. Wall Director of Educational Programs & Publications ACPA – College Student."— Presentation transcript:
Infusing Social Justice Themes in College Student Leadership Programs Vernon A. Wall Director of Educational Programs & Publications ACPA – College Student Educators International Founding Faculty Social Justice Training Institute
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Flow Welcome Joining Up Defining Social Justice Leadership Programs Assessment Campus Strategies Discussion Closure/Evaluation
Joining Up Introductions What’s your challenge? Define Social Justice?
A Common Language Diversity Multiculturalism Social Justice
Adams, Bell and Griffin (2007) define social justice as both a process and a goal. "The goal of social justice education is full and equal participation of all groups in a society that is mutually shaped to meet their needs. Social justice includes a vision of society that is equitable and all members are physically and psychologically safe and secure." Reference: Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice: A Sourcebook. Edited by Maurianne Adams, Lee Anne Bell, and Pat Griffin.
Defining Social Justice Race/Ethnicity/Nationality/Skin Color Religious Beliefs Socio-economic Class Sexual Orientation Sex/Gender Identity Age Ability/Disability Body Image Others
The Dynamics of Diversity Individual Identity & Group Membership Equal is not necessarily equitable. Dominant/Subordinated Group Identities Owning our dominance/Recognizing dynamics Helping dominant group members answer the question: “What’s in it for me?” Multiple Identities You can make a difference!
Leadership Program Assessment Focus on either an individual Leadership program or your entire leadership development initiative
Campus Strategies Horizon’s Project 10 minute Mentors Correspondence with presenters/facilitators Training for student facilitators Statement on Inclusion/Social Justice Closing Statements/Making Meaning Journaling Dialogues (University of Michigan) Movies/TV/Video Current Events Discussions Service Learning (with discussion & reflection!) Utilize community resources Experiential Exercises (Game of Life, Star Power, Archie Bunker’s Neighborhood, Game of Oppression)
Resources National Clearinghouse on Leadership Programs (click on Resources)http://www.sjti.org Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) Social Change Model of Leadership Leadership Identity Development Model - LID (Susan Komives & Friends) Social Justice Allies Book (Jossey Bass)
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” - Anne Frank