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

April 2019

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Higgins Labor Program Student Showcase
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Pizza, Pop, & Politics: Peer to Peer Politics
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 5:00pm
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Labor Café
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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May 2019

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2019 Service Send-Off Ceremony
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

June 2019

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

August 2019

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