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Social Justice and Advocacy Badge
Launch yourself to the next level with the Social Justice and Advocacy Badge. Expand your knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion and spring into social justice, advocacy and transformation.
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Take the first step to earning the Social Justice and Advocacy Badge by registering for AAS, CHS or GWS 1090 Social Justice and Advocacy in Fall 2023. Seats are still available!Register Now for AAS, CHS or GWS 1090
Learn to interrogate power, transform your community, and pave the way for social change.
- Understand power dynamics including power, inequality, marginality in community and organizational settings
- Strategies towards transformation and social change
- How to analyze social justice and advocacy issues
- Integrate principles of social justice in workplace and community settings
- Illustrate how issues of social justice and advocacy may be addressed through performative, political, cultural, and/or other community events.
Register and complete a capstone essay in AAS/CHS/GWS 1090 Social Justice and Advocacy
Register for any two of the following courses and complete a course assignment:
- AAS 1010 Introduction to Africana Studies
- AAS 2090 Black Lives Matter Movement
- AAS 3570 African American History
- CHS 3100 Social Justice & Activism in the Chicano Community
- CHS 3460 Chicana Feminisms
- CHS 3660 Poverty, Race, and Gender
- GWS 1200 Multicultural Study of Sexualities and Genders
- GWS 2100 Women of Color
- GWS 4240 Gender and Violence
Attend a performance or exhibit by one of the sponsor Departments and write a reflection.
Attend a keynote speech or talk hosted by one of the sponsor Departments and write a reflection.
Attend a film screening or workshop hosted by one of the sponsor Departments and write a reflection.
Register for one of the following courses and complete your own designed creative essay or community engagement project:
- AAS 2010 Interdisciplinary Research Methods
- GWS 2200 Feminist and Queer Research Methods
As soon as you know you would like to complete the badge, contact Soj Sirivanchai. They will invite you into the badge pathway in Portfolium, our digital badge system.
Pro Tip: Do not wait until you have completed a milestone to contact us. The sooner we know you are completing the badge milestones, the better. That way, we can provide you the best support along the way.
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Once you have met all of your badge requirements, you will be given your personalized URL that can be shared on all your socials such as LinkedIn, on your cover letters and resumes or shared electronically with future employers!
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