In collaboration with many campus and community partners, the Center for Social Justice hosts several Center-wide events during the academic year. Check CSJ's Announcements to find out about upcoming center-wide events.
CSJ hosts its annual Celebration on the last Sunday evening of the Spring semester. This event spotlights the past year's work by students, community members, faculty, staff and campus partners, while also looking forward to the continued commitment to service and engagement in our communities.
CSJ Open House
As part of New Student Orientation, CSJ sponsors an Open House at which new and returning students can drop by to learn about the dozens of opportunities through which they can engage with community via service, activism, advocacy and research. CSJ also participates in the annual Student Activities Fair and GAAP weekends.
Community Service Day (CSD) is an annual event at the beginning of the academic year that introduces first year students to community service and social justice issues in Washington, DC. Hundreds of first year Georgetown students engage in a variety of service projects - from river clean-up, to building community gardens, to working with the elderly. This event inspires new students to engage in the community that will be their home during their undergraduate and graduate years. The MLK Day of Service is an annual service day at the beginning of the Spring semester that commemorates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In collaboration with diverse campus and community partners, CSJ biannually coordinates Education Week to raise awareness about both the challenges and celebrations within the current field of education. Education Week has included reflection dinners with community partners and alumni, a panel with journalists on the politics of education, a conversation about the use of technology in the classroom and celebrations on campus with CSJ program's youth participants and their tutors and mentors.
In collaboration with the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, the School of Foreign Service Dean's Office, and the Georgetown Office of Fellowships, Awards & Resources (GOFAR), CSJ hosts an annual symposium to feature summer social justice-based research from undergraduate fellows and recent alumni. Research is presented by the Education & Social Justice Summer Research Fellows, the David F. Andretta Summer Research Fellow, and representatives from the Raines Fellowship, Fulbright Fellowship, and Improving the Human Condition grant.
CSJ supports the Georgetown Operating Theatre, a partnership of the Georgetown University Medical Center and Department of Performing Arts, in its annual production, Heart of the Harvey, an evening of 10-minute plays and other performance pieces around a medical theme. The performance is held in the recently renovated W. Proctor Harvey Clinical Ampitheater. The theme in 2017 is the human heart, in honor of Dr. Harvey's long career and significant contributions as a cardiologist.
CSJ's HOME Program and its student organization, H.O.P.E., partner annually in November to host Hunger and Homelessness Week. Perhaps consider attending an event amplifying the voices of those experiencing homelessness like the Faces of Homelessness Panel or Street Sense Spoken word poetry. Find out more about these events here. Questions and requests for accommodations can be sent to Melissa Bernard.
Together with the Georgetown University Medical Center and the leadership of Dr. Bill Rebeck, Professor of Neuroscience, CSJ hosts the Regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium for the DC metro area. During the 2-day annual March symposium, over 150 area high school students have the opportunity to visit laboratories on and off campus, hear from keynote speakers, learn about research projects conducted by their peers, and attend seminars led by a professional scientists. In 2017, Georgetown will have hosted the Symposium for 55 years.
The Social Justice Send-Off is an annual, University-wide commencement event that celebrates graduating seniors who have engaged in social justice and public service work during their time at Georgetown and recognizes students who plan to pursue social justice and public service after graduation.
Social Justice Week is an annual week of events in Spring highlighting the broad and diverse social justice work conducted by departments and organizations across Georgetown's campus.
Throughout the academic year, CSJ offers workshops to support our students continued development as tutors, mentors, advocates, and community-based researchers, as well as their deepened understanding of social in/justice. All Georgetown community members are welcome to attend the workshops. Requests for accommodations should be made one week prior to the workshop to akw28.