Social Justice Week 2017

Commit to Social Justice in Spring 2017 - CSJ's Social Justice Week
Sunday, February 12 - Friday, February 17, 2017

Sunday, February 12

6:00pm – 8:00pm: 13th Film Screening of 13th
Center for Social Justice (130 Poulton Hall)
Join us for a film screening of Ava Duvernay’s 13th, a film that chronicles the abolition of slavery and its reinstitution through mass incarceration under the 13th Amendment. Popcorn and other snacks provided. Film will begin promptly at 6:20pm. No RSVP

Monday, February 13

10:00am – 11:00am: Morning Self Care Practices
Center for Social Justice (130 Poulton Hall)
Join us for a morning self care routine with Rabbi Rachel Gartner, Director for Jewish Life, Campus Ministries. No RSVP.

Rabbi Rachel Gartner serves as the Director of the Jewish Chaplaincy at Georgetown University.  She is a co-author of Moving Tradition’s, Rosh Hodesh: It’s A Girl Thing Sourcebook, and the author of numerous articles and Op-Eds. Rabbi Gartner serves on the boards of T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights and the National Religious Coalition Against Torture Action Fund. She graduated from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 2002 with awards in Practical Rabbinics and in Spiritually Motivated Social Action.

12:00 – 2:00pm: Valentines for Refugees
Healey Family Student Center
Join Center for Social Justice and student organization No Lost Generation in creating special messages of hope and love to those who have left their homelands in the face of crises, genocide, violence, and oppression. Materials provided. No RSVP.

6:30pm – 8:00pm: What’s Your Sign? A CSJ Workshop on Posters + Protest
Center for Social Justice (130 Poulton Hall)
Join us at the Center for Social Justice for a workshop on creating effective, creative protest signage. We will go over FAQs and Dos and Don’ts of protest sign creation. First come, first serve on signage materials and snacks! No RSVP.

Tuesday, February 14

9:00am – 10:00am: Self Care for Strength and Resistance - “Love Yourself Flow” yoga session
Dance Studio B in Healey Family Student Center
Join us in CSJ for a morning “Love Yourself Flow” yoga session led by CSJ’s Assistant Director, Social Justice Curriculum and Pedagogy, Amanda Munroe. Amanda trained with Yoga District and Yoga Activist, in Washington, DC. Limited Space - Free RSVP to ASM96.

12:00 – 1:30pm: Presentations from the 2016 Education and Social Justice Summer Research Fellows Berkeley Center (3307 M Street NW)
Please RSVP: (then click “events.”) Lunch provided. 
During its seventh year, the Education and Social Justice Project awarded summer fellowships to five students who spent three weeks with institutions engaged in efforts to promote social justice through education in Rwanda, Jordan, Kenya, Slovenia, and Mexico. The 2016 fellows will present their research findings and experiences abroad before answering questions from interested applicants for the upcoming year. Mariam Diefallah (joining us from Qatar!) worked in Rwanda and discovered that education is a viable method to heal the social and psychological challenges associated with transgenerational trauma. Mariam's research reveals that Jesuit education enables students to create a positive identity and helps with the reconciliation process. Jonathan Thrall focused his research on the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in Jordan. After investigating the multiple forms of discrimination that refugees in Jordan encounter, Jonathan argues that JRS plays an integral role in community building and engendering inclusivity and diversity during and after the refugee resettlement process. Khaliyah Legette conducted interviews and research in Kenya. Her research reveals that three separate programs established by Father Angelo D’Agostino, S.J., which focus on holistic healing for children with HIV/AIDS, enhance these children's abilities to navigate Kenyan social dynamics. Sarah Jannarone examined the only Jesuit-run residential college in Slovenia. She argues that their Magis program offers services to students that integrate academic, spiritual, and personal formation, including professional growth opportunities, thereby educating the whole person through informal education programs. Finally, Carolyn Vilter spent three weeks conducting research in Mexico City to understand how different stakeholders view and address the challenges associated with Central American migration through Mexico.

7:00pm – 8:00pm: Father Kemp and Friends
Center for Social Justice (130 Poulton Hall)
We can’t think of anyone better to spend Valentine’s Day evening with than Georgetown’s Father Ray Kemp, awesome professor of famous courses such as “Struggle and Transcendence,” fabulous social justice homily orator, and knower of all things Washington, DC. Ask questions, seek advice, laugh, cry, and be touched by Kemp’s love. Cocoa, tea, and light snacks provided. No RSVP.

Wednesday, February 15

10:00am – 10:30am: Morning Self Care Practices
Join us for meditation in the John Main Center in Remembrance Hall.

7:00pm – 9:00pm: Radical Resistance in the Streets: a Screening of Check It, hosted by GU NAACP, GU Queer People of Color, Intersectional Feminism Magis Row House
Healey Family Student Center Screening Room
This documentary, filmed locally in Southeast DC, tells the story of a group of queer and trans femmes of color who formed a street gang for their own safety. Given the systemic violence waged against QTPOC, especially those who identify or present as femme, their use of violence for protection is a radical declaration of their own autonomy and right to safety. Join us for a screening of the film, and a Q&A with the cast and director afterwards! Dinner will be provided.

6:00pm – 8:00pm: Creating a Safe and Thriving Environment for Immigrant/Refugee Youth in our Public Schools
McShain Lounge, McCarthy Hall
Join us for an event co-sponsored by CSJ and DC Latino Youth Leadership Council about creating safe and caring spaces for our recently-arrived immigrant and refugee youth in schools. In this session, meet the champions within our school systems that are genuinely connecting, inspiring, protecting, providing culturally relevant after-school programming, and uplifting this vulnerable sector of our school populations. Please RSVP.

Thursday, February 16

9:00am – 10:00am: Morning Self Care Practices
Center for Social Justice (Poulton Hall 130)
Tutor and Mentor appreciation breakfast. De-stressing arts and crafts activities.

7:00pm – 8:30pm: Careers for the Common Good
Fisher Colloquium, 4th Floor Hariri Building
Careers for the Common Good is an annual event that brings together current undergraduates with over 75 alumni and DC professionals who are working in industries and fields that support "the common good." Throughout the ninety minute networking event, alumni share their career path experiences, advice, suggestions and lessons-learned to help students take a step towards a career for the common good. Career fields and industries represented include nonprofit organizations, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, social and direct service organizations, and alumni engaged in health, international development, environment and sustainability, education, philanthropy, advocacy, activism, and more.

Friday, February 17

9:00am – 10:00am: Morning Self Care Practices
Healey Family Student Center Great Room
Join us for a morning Zumba workout.

1:00pm – 4:00pm: Center for Social Justice Summer Opportunities Fair
Healey Family Student Center Great Room
Center for Social Justice offers opportunities to stay engaged and serve over the summer. Stop by our Summer Opportunities Fair to learn about part-time and full-time engagement through mentoring high school students, teaching in school classrooms, and beyond.

5:15pm – 6:30pm: Social Justice Week Reflection Dinner
Healey Family Student Center Social Room. 
Social Justice Week culminates with a reflection dinner and informal discussions among Georgetown University faculty, staff, students, alumni, and DC community members about the future of social justice issues at Georgetown, in the larger DC Community and in the Global sphere. Qs and requests for accommodations should be directed to CSJ's Associate Director, Ray Shiu.