Social Justice Ambassador Program
Make the Choice to Do the Work.
The Intercultural Center at MMC sponsors a nine-session program in the fall and three in the spring that focus on social justice education, inviting participants from different backgrounds and experiences to come together to explore issues of social justice.
The Social Justice Ambassador Program aims to assess some of the ways societal structures perpetuates privilege and oppression through institutions and individuals.
The format of the program includes three equal components: a series of workshops to provide you resources, written work through journal and blog entries to assist with processing the information, and presentations to the community on what you have learned and how you have utilized it to better local communities. Weekly meetings will be hosted for 75 to 90 minutes and facilitated by dynamics experts.
For our 2022 - 2023 Program, we have upgraded the experience and enhanced it to where there will be workshops in the Fall and a service project in the early Spring.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the Social Justice Ambassador program, Social Justice Ambassadors will be able to:
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of social injustices and inequities;
- Raise awareness of and have the ability to explore aspects of their own identity, culture, biases, etc.;
- Develop skills to respond to statements or acts of bias in a way that invites dialogue rather than debate or arguments; and
Start to develop common concepts and language to meaningfully participate in conversations around identity and justice.
Social Justice Talk Back
Students will be provided a social justice journal at the beginning of the program. This journal will be used for students to complete their weekly prompt and is meant to support their journey through the program. After fall sessions, social justice ambassadors will lead a Social Justice Talk Back and share with the MMC community some take-aways from the program so far as well as introduce their intended service project for the spring. Social Justice Ambassadors will also contribute to the Humanities and Social Sciences blogpost about their experience in the program.
End of Year Service Project
In the End of Year Service Project, students are to find a real-world social justice issue that interests them, develop and complete a project that will aid in addressing that issue. Students will use and apply the lenses gained during the fall semester to develop their semester long projects. Capstone will be presented at Day of S.O.L.E.
Day of S.O.L.E. (Sharing Our Learned Experiences)
In tandem with other IC Programs, the Social Justice Ambassadors will lead a presentation on their End of the Year Service Project. This formal presentation will be open to the MMC community who will hear about how participants took what they learned in the program and applied it to better the MMC community with a social justice lens.
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