The Social Justice Education's events and evening programs are suspended through the remainder of this semester.  If you are in need of support or resources, please contact sje@gvsu.edu. 

 

If you need additional assistance, you can contact someone in the Division of Inclusion and Equity at (616) 331-2748.

 

Resources and Information:

https://www.gvsu.edu/coronavirus/

Welcome!

Social Justice Education (SJE) works to advance the application of Grand Valley’s framework for inclusion and equity through engaging and supporting community members in efforts to cultivate their capacity for building and maintaining inclusive and just communities. This office provides regularly scheduled training opportunities and fulfills requests for workshops tailored to the specific needs of a department or campus group. In addition, SJE collaborates with many campus and community partners to increase knowledge and skills related to creating positive change.

Vision:
A transformed community committed to equity and inclusion, using Social Justice Education as a vehicle for intentional action and social change.


SJE Resources for Learners

Use the shared resources below for continued independent learning and exploration. The resources included here are also good for use with groups and learning communities as well. Updated regularly.

Resources for Beginners

The Social Justice Education Resource page for Beginners lists several articles, books, and videos that are beginner-friendly and are meant to develop and strengthen your understanding of social injustice and justice by guiding your self-exploration and self-learning. Updated regularly

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SJE Book Resources

The Social Justice Education book resources page for learners lists several books ranging from racism, intersectionality, and race that are meant to develop and strengthen your understanding of social injustice and justice by guiding your self-exploration and self-learning.

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SJE Video Resources

The Social Justice Education video resources page for learners lists several videos ranging from discussions on diversity and inclusion, prejudice and discrimination, and racism that are meant to develop and strengthen your understanding of social injustice and justice by guiding your self-exploration and self-learning.

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SJE Article Resources

The Social Justice Education article resource page for learners lists several articles ranging from discussions on intersectionality, race and ethnicity, and racial inequality that are meant to develop and strengthen your understanding of social injustice and justice by guiding your self-exploration and self-learning.

 

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Upcoming Events

With an intersectional social justice framework as a foundational aspect of our work, The Social Justice Education Program provides integrative educational experiences for students, faculty, and staff to facilitate critical dialogue around race, gender, sexuality, social justice, and the interplay of identity, power, privilege, and oppression. We nurture collaborative partnerships to foster an inclusive campus environment through student engagement, community building, and identity-conscious leadership development. The program also provides advocacy and support for students, faculty, and staff experiencing interpersonal, intrapersonal, and systemic oppression through connecting them with campus resources.  

Below are upcoming social justice education opportunities offered through the Social Justice Education Program.

There are no upcoming Events at this time

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Services

We develop curriculum and deliver dynamic training designed to empower participants to learn about the multitude of ways that their intersecting identities inform their understanding of their worldview, as well as their role in disrupting or maintaining power and privilege, including ways to confront systems of oppression and to promote social justice by working toward equity.

Our office works throughout the university and with community partners to consult on issues concerning inclusion & equity. We encourage and promote courageous conversations among students, faculty, and staff, and community partners concerning how they can better imbed values, behaviors and practices of inclusion & equity into their work.


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