This semester, students had the opportunity to participate in the Social Justice Ambassador program, a 6 week program for folks looking to explore issues of social justice through different lenses and deep discussion. Today this program culminates in a talk back for these students to share their experiences.
Students participating in the program gave #humsoc some exclusive info, providing the following thoughtful response to their experience:
In this 6 week Social Justice Ambassadors Program, we had the opportunity to become a part of a safe space where we were able to discuss our ideas and experiences regarding the world of social justice. The themes we examined were Class & Race, Sexuality & Religion, Power Privilege & Oppression, and Social Justice Strategies, and discussing and learning the ways in which these ideas make up the social norms, giving power and privilege to a selective few. Moreover, we talked about the importance of identifying our individual privileges and learning how to use them best to advocate for social equity and equality. Coming from different backgrounds allowed us to expand our dialogue by sharing our knowledge and ideas based on our own life experiences. This was an amazing opportunity to further our global understanding by listening to other members’ input and creating vibrant conversations surrounding social justice. In the world we live in, we are desperately in need of Social Justice Ambassadors, and we hope more students have the opportunity to further expand these pivotal discussions and be a part of this incredible program!
-Dominique Cagliuso, Dorian Provencher, Manuela Arap and Olivia Luis-Charles
Thanks to SDA for putting this program together! Get more info here, and reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or get at their social medias if you’d like to see more programming like this going forward. Stay warm and be kind this weekend, and thanks for reading.