The Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching, and Service collaborates with offices and departments across the University throughout the academic year. These partnerships deepen and expand CSJ’s work and mission. Below are some departments with which CSJ collaborates on a frequent basis.
The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs
The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of religion, ethics, and public life. Through research, teaching, and service, the Center explores global challenges of democracy and human rights; economic and social development; international diplomacy; and inter-religious understanding. Two premises guide the Berkley Center’s work: that a deep examination of faith and values is critical to address these challenges, and that the open engagement of religious and cultural traditions with one another can promote peace. The Berkley Center partners with the Center for Social Justice on the Education and Social Justice Research Project.
Office of Campus Ministry at Georgetown University
Georgetown University’s Office of Campus Ministry supports the integration of learning, faith and service through a broad array of programs that engage students, faculty, staff, University leadership, and alumni in the understanding and practice of our religious identity, values and commitments. It partners with the Center for Social Justice on such programs as the Magis Faith and Justice Immersion Experiences, including the Kino Border Immersion and the Magis Peru trip for faculty and staff, as well as the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice and Contemplatives in Action retreat over the MLK holiday weekend. Campus Ministry and CSJ also jointly host a Jesuit Volunteer to support the University’s homelessness outreach.
The Center for Multicultural Equity and Access (CMEA)
The Center for Multicultural Equity and Access (CMEA) promotes educational excellence and racial equality at Georgetown University by serving African American, LatinX, Asian American and Native American students, who were historically excluded from higher education. In order to create an exemplary community of faithful and caring learners, CMEA embraces the pluralism embodied by all its students and by working to build a more just society. CSJ and CMEA partner through joint programming and support of the Institute for College Preparation, the Kids2College Program and the Community Scholars Program.
The Center for Student Engagement
The Center for Student Engagement professional staff advisors work collaboratively with undergraduate and graduate students to create an engaging and vibrant co-curricular experience. By empowering current Georgetown students to create the campus community and culture, CSE helps students develop practical leadership and social skills that complement and enhance the classroom experience. CSJ and CSE partner through joint programming with and support of New Student Orientation, pre-orientation programs, and student organizations supported by CSJ’s Advisory Board for Student Organizations.
The Office of Community Engagement
The Office of Community Engagement builds and facilitates internal and external relations with the local community and the greater Washington, DC area. OCE is a frequent partner and collaborator with the Center for Social Justice, particularly on such projects including the annual DC Hoyas in Education Happy Hour, Legacy of a Dream awardee nomination committee, and programming with Martha’s Table.
The Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor (KI)
The Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor (KI) develops innovative public policy and develops creative strategies to improve workers’ lives, while also engaging students voices in this important social justice issue. KI partners with CSJ on the Worker Justice DC Alternative Break and on programming related to labor rights and immigration throughout the year.
The LGBTQ Resource Center
The LGBTQ Resource Center serves lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning members of the Georgetown community, and is the first Center of its kind at a Catholic/Jesuit institution in the country. The LGBTQ Resource Center partners with CSJ on the LGBTQ Youth Homelessness Alternative Break Program immersion and on programming related to LGBTQ rights and justice issues.
The Women’s Center
The Women’s Center supports, educates, and empowers women of all cultures, races, sexual orientations, genders, and ages, providing a safe environment while respecting all facets of women’s abilities, spirituality, and difference. The Women’s Center partners with CSJ on programs and events related to women’s justice issues throughout the academic year, such as the Biondi-Copeland Lecture Series of Women in Higher Education.
Georgetown University in Qatar
The Division of Academic and Student Affairs at Georgetown University in Qatar has collaborated with CSJ on projects related to the Jesuit Universities Humanitarian Action Network (JUHAN) as well as on cross-campus service and social justice immersion trips, most recently to the US/Mexico border in May 2014.
The Maker Hub
The Georgetown Maker Hub connects students and researchers across campus to cultivate the education of the whole person, a cornerstone of Georgetown’s Jesuit tradition. The Maker Hub provides a space for connecting Georgetown researchers, makers and entrepreneurs from across campus with specialized equipment and a collaborative atmosphere to design, solve problems and innovate. The CSJ partners with the Maker Hub throughout the year, encouraging students to create and share creative avenues of creativity on campus and in the community.
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