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faculty advisory committee


social justice schedule fall 2009


social justice activists


Livingston Social Justice Living-Learning Community (SJLLC)
Contact Cheryl Clarke, Director of the Office of Social Justice Education at 732-932-1711 or cclarke@rci.rutgers.edu.

Description: Rooted in the legacy of Livingston College, this learning community provides an exciting opportunity for 20 first-year students to become the next generation of social justice advocates and activists. LSJLLC offers students the tools to analyze and engage poverty, growing inequalities, and multiple modes of oppression within local and global communities.

Douglass Residential College Special Interest Living-Learning Communities

Description: Douglass Residential College has a variety of on-campus housing options for students. In addition to traditional halls and apartments, there are many special interest housing options. Our Global Village living-learning community is a cohesive and complementary set of units that focus on languages, cultures and topical issues. Douglass Residential College offers four additional special interest living-learning housing options that are closely aligned with the college's mission.

Women's & Gender Studies Department

Description: Women's & Gender Studies currently provides the administrative home for the social justice minor. Students interested in declaring a minor should drop by the office on the second floor of the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building at 162 Ryders Lane. The office is open from 8:30 to 5:00 Monday through Friday.

The Office of Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities (SJE)

Description: The Office of Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities (SJE) continues to provide educational, social and leadership development programs and activities for LGBT students, allies, and staff/faculty Liaisons for LGBT Students. SJE also fosters all students' engagement with and understanding of the complex issues of power, privilege, and prejudice. SJE promotes students' exploration of modes advocacy and activism in order to change the structures that exclude and oppress groups and individuals. SJE creates opportunities, like the Social Justice Institute, primarily for undergraduates to make connections between their leadership development and issues, including but not limited to race, gender, sexuality, and economic status.


The New Jersey Public Interest Research Group (NJPIRG)

Description: The New Jersey Public Interest Research Group (NJPIRG) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public interest organization founded in 1972. NJPIRG has a professional staff of researchers, scientists and attorneys who work with volunteers in the areas of environmental preservation, consumer protection and open government.


AFSCME's Alternative Break program

Description: The 1.6 million members of AFSCME (The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees) provide the vital services that make America happen. With members in hundreds of different occupations -- from nurses to school bus drivers, child care providers to sanitation workers -- AFSCME advocates for fairness in the workplace, excellence in public services and prosperity and opportunity for all working families.


The National Workrights Institute

Description: The National Workrights Institute is a research and advocacy organization devoted to increasing protection for human rights in the workplace. NWI's areas of expertise include privacy and technology, employer control of off-duty behavior, arbitration of employment disputes, background investigations, and the right to organize. NWI offers both school year and summer internships.


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