Intersections of Social Justice is a field-based online learning opportunity offered through Georgetown University’s Center for Social Justice. During the Georgetown University Summer School cross-section term, students in UNXP 030-130: CBL Intersections of Social Justice earn 1, 2, or 3 credits that wraps around their community/social justice-based work (10-30 hours/week) in sites around the world. Intersections students engage in community-based learning and reflective practice in virtual collaboration with a tight-knit learning cohort.
The PilotS - Intersections 2015 and 2016
Intersections of Social Justice was piloted in summer 2015 with 11 students learning across 10 time zones and in summer 2016 with 14 students learning across 7 time zones with 3 professors engaging in a diversity of community-based work, from researching road safety in Tanzania, to boxing for empowerment in Berlin, to teaching English in Romania, to canvassing for worker justice in Washington, DC. The Intersections community engaged in 8 weeks of reflection rooted in community-based experiences. Students enrolled in up to three of the 2-week 1-credit modules offered in addition to the 8-weeks baseline of reflection.
Intersections 2015 was made possible by a Future(s) of the University ITEL grant. Watch a short video describing the Intersections pilot and another short video reflecting on Summer 2015. Read about Intersections 2015 in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Prospect Magazine (page 8), and in the ITEL 2015 report (page 11).
Join us this summer! Intersections 2017
Intersections 2017 will occur June 5, 2017 - July 28, 2017 online in the learning platform, CANVAS. The six 1-credit, 2-week modules available are listed below. Students can take 1 module (1 credit) in each block (A, B, C) for up to 3 credits. Students must take at least 1 module. Explore the UNXP-130 030 Intersections curriculum for Summer 2017.
June 5 - July 28
Reflection Arc with Kyra Hanlon
A: June 12 - June 25
A1: Conflict Analysis and Mapping with Dr. Michael Loadenthal
A2: Cultural Humility in Social Justice with Professor Amanda Munroe
B: June 26 - July 9
B1: Rhetoric of Social Protest and Social Justice with Dr. Jennifer Grubbs
B2: Research Methods for Social Justice with Dr. Michael Loadenthal
C: July 10 - July 23
C1: Peace Education with Dr. Andria Wisler
C2: Culturally Responsive Evaluation with Dr. Jennifer Rosales
Explore these webpages for more information about Intersections 2017. Click through the links below, or reach out to CSJ's Assistant Director for Social Justice Curriculum and Pedagogy, Amanda Munroe.
Students: Apply for Summer 2017 UNXP 030-130 Intersections of Social Justice
If you are a Georgetown undergraduate OR an undergraduate at another institution interested in earning Georgetown University credit through UNXP 030-130 Intersections, fill out this Interest Form. You will be contacted and then directed on how to register for the course.