The Social Justice Symposium (SJS) grew out of student organizing and a desire for a stronger social justice focus within the MSW program experience. Through keynote speakers and performers, dozens of workshops, and a resource fair during the free lunch, this event aims to educate and inspire while building social justice consciousness and community.
Our (working) Definition of Social Justice
We collectively wrote a definition of social justice we feel embodies the spirit of this event.
Social Justice is a process, not an outcome, which (1) seeks fair (re)distribution of resources, opportunities, and responsibilities; (2) challenges the roots of oppression and injustice; (3) empowers all people to exercise self-determination and realize their full potential; (4) and builds social solidarity and community capacity for collaborative action.
Due to the pandemic, the Social Justice Symposium will not take place in Spring 2021.
Watch past keynote presentations.