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

January 2019

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Information Session: Spring 2019 Social Concerns Seminars
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 4:00pm
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2019 Social Concerns Fair
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

March 2019

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Pre-Conference Workshop: Restorative Justice on Catholic Campuses
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 12:30pm to 4:00pm
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2019 Catholic Social Tradition Conference
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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2019 Catholic Social Tradition Conference
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 7:30am to 9:30pm
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2019 Catholic Social Tradition Conference
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 8:00am to 4:30pm

April 2019

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Been & Seen Series
Friday, April 5, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

June 2019

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Community Engagement Faculty Institute
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 (All day) to Thursday, June 6, 2019 (All day)