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Social Justice Week
Tuesday, February 19 - Saturday, February 23, 2019


Drop off donations of NEW men's and women's socks and undwear (size small and medium) for the Kino Border Initiative in Arizona, a bi-national Jesuit organization that provides direct humanitarian assistance and accompaniment with migrants. Drop off your donations between 9am-5pm at the following locations: 

  • Center for Social Justice (130 Poulton Hall)
  • Graduate School Deans Office (Car Barn Suite 400)

  • Graduate School Admissions/Academic Affairs Office (Car Barn Suite 207)

  • McDonough School of Business Undergraduate Program Office (Rafik B. Hariri Building, Suite 120)

  • College Dean's Offices (108 White-Gravenor Hall and 303 ICC)

  • University Counsel, Office of the President (202 Healy Hall)

  • School of Continuing Studies (Level 1 near Security Desk)

  • GU Law Center (Office of the Dean of Students, Hotung Building 3101)

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

4:30pm – 5:30pm: Social Justice Week Kick-off: Getting Involved in Social Justice
Arrupe Multipurpose Room

Hear from student leaders of Center for Social Justice programs about how their commitments have impacted their experiences as a student at Georgetown and their understanding of social justice in a broader context. Refreshments served.  

6:30pm – 7:30pm: Hoyas for Immigrant Rights Fundraiser for Women in Detention Centers
Arrupe Multipurpose Room

Join Hoyas for Immigrant Rights and the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC) to hear about intersecting issues in the Asian American community and advocacy opportunities. The talk will be followed by a fundraising/collection event of feminine hygiene products for women in detention centers.

Due to Georgetown University's main campus being closed on Wednesday, February 20, the DC Youth Panel hosted by the After School Kids (ASK) Program, has been cancelled. Meditation at the CSJ will resume next Wednesday.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

4:00pm – 5:30pm: Perspectives on Resilience in the African American Community
Riggs Library with Reception to Follow

This dynamic discussion will explore three facets of health–physical, spiritual, and mental–as it relates to the African American community. This event features Dr. Lucile Adams-Campbell, Senior Associate Dean for Community Outreach and Engagement, Georgetown University Medical Center; Rev. Dr. Yolanda Pierce, Dean, Howard University School of Divinity and is moderated by Dr. Adanna Johnson, Senior Associate Dean of Students & Director of Diversity, Equity and Student Success. The conversation will focus on their expertise and experience bridging academia and direct service to the community. This is an event of The MLK Initiative: Let Freedom Ring!, a University initiative under the leadership of the President’s Office that honors the enduring legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  RSVP link: goo.gl/forms/v3CizjLjsteNmkX13

5:30pm – 6:30pm: Complexifying the Immigration “Debate”: A Discussion with Central American United Students’ Association (CAUSA) and Hoyas for Immigrant Rights
Arrupe Multipurpose Room

Join CAUSA and Hoyas for Immigrant Rights for a conversation about the perception of immigrants of who they are, where they come from. We’ll also talk about the immigration process itself, the complexity of Mexico’s role in the Caravan, and what it means for Central Americans who are living in Mexico. Pupusas served.

7:00pm – 8:30pm: Are You Ready featuring ROZEN
Healey Family Student Center Social Room
RSVP preferred, but not required.

Health Education Services, The Women's Center, and the Center for Social Justice (CSJ) invite you to attend Are You Ready? This event is the fourth tier of the HoyUs educational model for intimate partner violence prevention at Georgetown University. Are You Ready is a dynamic student and community program that addresses interpersonal violence through a social justice lens. This year, the keynote speaker is ROZEN. On December 5th, 2017, ROZEN released her solo debut EP,"Pages: Part I" - a two-part domestic violence awareness project inspired by the entries of her journal during her abusive past relationship.  ROZEN released the second half of her project, "Pages: Part II" in October 2018. As an artist and survivor, ROZEN has worked to spread awareness of relationship violence through her music. Are You Ready will feature a performance by ROZEN and a discussion on healing through artistic expression. In addition to ROZEN’s performance, there will be several local organizations tabling before the event including the DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Ujima, Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project, the Network for Victim Recovery of DC, DC Survivors and Advocates for Empowerment, the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing, and the Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Come learn about their work in supporting survivors of relationship violence.   

8:30pm – 9:30pm: Are You Ready Relaxation Event
Healey Family Student Center Herman Room
RSVP preferred, but not required.

Following the 7pm event featuring ROZEN, we will also host an hour long relaxation event for students to practice the art of self-care through mindfulness and artistic expression.

Friday, February 22, 2019

12:00pm – 2:00pm: Reflections from Senior Leaders on their Magis Kino immersion to the US/Mexico border
304 Maguire (near Riggs Library)

Vice-President Rosemary Kilkenny hosts our campus senior leaders who recently returned from an immersion trip to the US-Mexico border with the Kino Border Initiative in Arizona. Leaders will offer their reflections from their immersion and how they intend to bring their learnings back to campus.

12:00pm – 3:00pm: Center for Social Justice Student Tutor/Mentor/Board Member/Trip Leader Appreciation
Center for Social Justice, 130 Poulton Hall

Center for Social Justice celebrates all of our student tutors, mentors, board members, trip leaders, and volunteers! Join us for an afternoon of snacks, crafting, and community care. Make cranes, color a page in a coloring book, and make buttons!

6:00pm – 9:00pm: Faces of Resistance: A People’s Response to U.S. Imperialism
Healey Family Student Center Social Room
RSVP prefered due to limited space

Kareen Coyoca from DC International Womxn’s Alliance (DIWA), will moderate this panel that will speak to the global harm and repercussions of U.S. imperialism from individuals who have been on delegations and solidarity missions to El Salvador for election monitoring, an exposure trip and medical mission to the Philippines, and the U.S. - Mexico border for a convening challenging U.S. intervention. The focus will be on issues of forced displacement due to U.S. militarism and the war against migrants and refugees. The panel will discuss the critical role of womxn, youth, workers, and student activism in anti-imperialist solidarity movements.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

6:00pm – 8:00pm: MLK Evening of Hope and Resistance 
Copley Formal Lounge 
Express your interest to perform (spoken word, music, poetry).

This year, the Let Freedom Ring Initiative honors Dr. King's legacy of captivating hearts and ears through an evening of spoken word, poetry and music. We hope that through this evening of reflection and artistic expression we can stir imaginations for change and hope for the future. Please join use in an evening of beloved community. Dinner provided. This event is hosted by the Let Freedom Ring! Initiative of the Office of the President. Questions to CSJ's Assistant Director, Student Organizations and Leadership Development, Whitney Maddox

For requests for accommodations related to a disability, please contact CSJ's Operations Officer, Caitlin Miller, or fill out this form. A good faith effort will be made to meet requests made at least five business days prior to the event.