Campus Ministry provides a variety of extracurricular social
justice education opportunities throughout the year. These opportunities vary
in form – they include discussion groups, watching movies, and sharing meals.
The following are our regular social justice education opportunities:
In Faith and Justice Cohorts students come together to explore
social justice as a vision and practice within a life of faith. Throughout these
quarter-long cohorts students investigate systems of injustice, the dynamics of
social justice work, and tools for transformation through the lens of a
particular social justice issue (such as environmental justice or prison
reform). Cohorts meet one evening per week and are led by students.
Justice Cafes are once-a-month student-led meetings in which
students explore particular social justice issues through curriculum provided
by the Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center (http://www.ipjc.org/). These
meetings serve to introduce students to contemporary social justice issues
through multiple lenses and with an eye toward action. Justice Cafes, because
they occur once-a-month rather than once-a-week, are a good option for busy
students or students just learning about how to live a life committed to social
Soup with Substance meetings are once-a-quarter lunches
featuring guest speakers from local organizations addressing particular social
justice issues. Often included in these lunches are roundtable discussions
about how SU students can be involved in bringing about social change. These
simple lunches, inspired by the practice of early Catholic Worker communities,
provide an opportunity for students to dialogue with local activists and
leaders creating social change in Seattle.
Movies with Meaning are once-a-quarter events in the evening
in which students view a film or documentary followed by a discussion period.
These events are often the first time students are exposed to the social
justice issue addressed in the selected films and have been catalysts for
further conversations and actions on campus and in the community.
For more information about any of Campus Ministry’s social justice programming please contact Jimmy McCarty at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.296.6079.