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About Social Justice Summit

The Social Justice Summit (SJS) is a three-day/two-night retreat for CSUSM undergraduate students. There are limited spaces available and a non-refundable $7 fee is required to complete your registration. SJS trains students in a social justice framework for campus leadership, community engagement, and change activism.

Participants will explore and challenge personal perceptions and social norms through experiential activities, individual reflections, and group dialogues.

Through the experience and learning of SJS, students will:

  • Become aware of cycles of socialization and oppression.
  • Increase their awareness of personal identity within the context of multiple types of cultures.
  • Recognize their personal connection with systems of power and privilege.
  • Gain knowledge of the distinct difference between equality and equity.
  • Form relationships and support networks with other individuals committed to social justice.
  • Develop skills to become socially conscious leaders and community members.

Mission:
In the spirit of community, the Social Justice Summit will set the foundation for individuals to explore diversity, become aware of the existence and impact of oppression, and initiate sustainable change, both in self and society. Participants will engage in work that creates a paradigm shift in thought and action to attain an equitable society free of oppression.

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Civil Rights Activist, 1929-1968)