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A Statement from CSJ for Black Lives Matter, 6/2/20

Read our statement for Black Lives Matter and check out our website for actions and resources.

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Winter Break 2020-2021 Opportunities for Service

On the Hilltop or in DC for Winter Break 2020-21? Check out this list of suggested service opportunities, virtual and in-person.

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Participation in Social Action and Protest

Be prepared. Have a plan to engage safely in peaceful protest and social action. Learn more here.

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Support and serve DC during the COVID-19 crisis

#HoyasForOthers love DC. Find ways to serve our city from our most beloved community partners.


Social Justice and Social Distance

Find opportunities for meaning-making and contribution through Virtual Volunteering.

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Hoyas, CSJ is here with you and for you – reach out!

Let’s be #TogetherApart and in distant solidarity. This Google Slide Deck details how to reach out to us.

The Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service (CSJ) opened its doors in January 2001. The Center has a mission that is simple to state but far-reaching in its implications: In order to advance justice and the common good, CSJ promotes and integrates community-based research, teaching and service by collaborating with diverse partners and communities.

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Teaching the Speeches of Dr. King and Congressman John Lewis

Georgetown’s MLK: “Let Freedom Ring! Initiative” takes on added significance this year, especially in light of last week’s insurrectionist violence at the U.S. Capitol. Faculty are annually encouraged to “Teach the Speech,” taking a selected speech from Dr. King and incorporating it into courses and other learning activities at the university.


Georgetown University’s Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service has ensured a commendable commitment to offering its full programming despite facing barriers in the virtual environment. The CSJ has become a model for how Georgetown’s various organizations can operate effectively amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and students and university staff alike should look to its efforts.

“You Just Have To Continue To Go Back”: Georgetown Ballers Comes Of Age

In his senior year of high school, Patrick DiPasquale (MSB ’20) visited his cousin at John Carroll University. While there, he joined his cousin for a visit to a local youth jail, where the older boy regularly played basketball as part of a school club. Patrick loved the experience: Everyone was his age, and it was easy to relate to them. When he got home, he started a similar club at his high school.

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