Advocacy Education

Students who encounter injustice through service-learning and seminar immersions often return to campus asking how they should respond to what they have experienced. Advocacy education provides pathways and skills by which understanding becomes responsibility and students answer the call to be agents for justice.

Catholic Social Tradition (CST) often entails working for the transformation of unjust institutional structures. An important method for doing so involves examining existing policies and practices for how they affect community members’ welfare and their participation in defining and shaping the common good. We seek to equip our students with the skills necessary for challenging unjust policies and practices in clear and persuasive ways, and for seeking change in ways that help institutions better align themselves with the aims of justice. Following the CST principle of subsidiarity, we address particular needs in society at the most local level possible. The power to accomplish this work rests in the relationships that are cultivated.

 

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Upcoming Events

August 2021

19
Engaged Learning Forum | "Back to Normal" and Continuing to Grow
Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
23
Information Session | Social Concerns Seminars
Monday, August 23, 2021 - 4:00pm
23
Meet Me at the CSC!
Monday, August 23, 2021 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
24
Information Session | Social Concerns Seminars
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 4:00pm
25
Information Session | Social Concerns Seminars
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 4:00pm

September 2021

13
Application Close | Community Impact Grants
Monday, September 13, 2021 - 12:00am to 11:45pm