Social Justice Week – February 15-21, 2021

Screenshot of a virtual Zoom "tour" of Georgetown.

Together with our campus and community partners, the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service invites you to the virtual events of Social Justice Week 2021. All times are EST.

Monday, February 15 

  • Each Spring, as part of Georgetown University’s MLK: “Let Freedom Ring!” Initiative, CSJ and partners host the “Teach the Speech Teach-In”, to reflect on and incorporate the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. into courses and programs. To start off Social Justice Week, in lieu of an event, we ask you to reflect on our nation’s urgent problems that demand social action while you read or listen to our chosen texts this year: 
  • Dr. King’s speech “Our God Is Marching On” (text / audio
  • the late Congressman John Lewis’s unedited speech from the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (text / audio)

We invite you to watch the recording from this year’s event, featuring Fatima Dyfan (C’21), Michael Collins (former Chief of Staff to Congressman Lewis), Georgetown University Law Professor Anderson Francois, and a dialogue facilitated by Toddchelle Young (C’12) at csj.georgetown.edu/teachthespeech.

Tuesday, February 16

  • Conversations with Father Mark Bosco: Environmental Justice and Laudato Si’ with Father Gaël Giraud, S.J., Ph.D., 3:00pm-4:00pm, Zoom
    • Join the Georgetown University Alumni Association for their Conversations with Fr. Bosco series, this week featuring Father Gaël Giraud, S.J. for a conversation on environmental justice and Laudato Si’. Register here.  
  • Hoyas for Others Networking Night, 5:00pm-6:30pm, Zoom
    • Mix and mingle (virtually) with alumni working in industries and fields with commitments to social justice and the common good. Gain advice, suggestions, and lessons learned about how to take a step towards a career being a person for and with others. Register at g.town/hfonn2021.

Wednesday, February 17

  • CSJ x CSE Milk and Cookies, 2:00pm-3:00pm, Zoom
    • Join us in our virtual gathering space for mini bullet journaling and community time. Register here for the virtual event. 

Thursday, February 18

  • COVID-19 One Year On: What’s Working for Women in Response and Recovery, 10:00am-11:15am, Zoom
    • Join the GU Institute for Women, Peace and Security to learn more about the dire toll COVID-19 continues to take on women and girls around the world, and about effective approaches to mitigate these challenges from multilateral, civil society, and grassroots perspectives. Register here for the Zoom link.
  • Red House Virtual Dinner Series, 6:00pm-7:00pm, Zoom
    • Please join the Red House for the first ever virtual Dinner Series even featuring Professor Eva Rosen of the McCourt School of Public Policy! Professor Rosen’s research spans a variety of topics in the urban context including: urban sociology, poverty and inequality, race and ethnicity, ethnography, social policy, immigration, crime, and culture. Register here
  • L’Arche Diving Deeper Conversation Series: Diversity & Disability, 7:00pm-8:00pm, Zoom
    • Join L’Arche GWDC in deeper dialogue on Diversity & Disability. Join expert(s) in their field, as they share their experiences and insights with us, with time for conversation and reflection afterwards. All are welcome in this virtual inclusive space as we learn, explore, and grow together! Register here to receive the event link.

Friday, February 19

  • Education, Nonprofit and Government Career Fair, 10:00am-2:00pm, Zoom
    • Join the Cawley Career Center for the virtual Education, Nonprofit and Government Career Fair. Register for the fair on Handshake and then sign up to speak with individual companies/organizations.
  • Program on Education, Inquiry, and Justice Alumni Event, 6:00pm-7:30pm EST, Zoom
    • Join EDIJ to hear from alumni working at the intersection of education and justice (teachers, administrators, and more!), about their work and how the EDIJ program has impacted their journeys. Register here
  • Virtual Social Justice Amazing Race, 3:30pm-5:00pm, Zoom
    • For CSJ Student Leaders/Coordinators only: Join our virtual Social Justice Amazing Race, where you’ll gather in small teams in breakout rooms to work through various challenges connected to social justice issues, engage in reflective dialogue, and build connections across programs. Register here.

Sunday, February 21

  • Unarmed Civilian Protection and Accompaniment Training, 12:00pm-2:00pm & 3:00pm-5:00pm, Zoom 
    • Hosted by the Georgetown MLK Initiative and endorsed by the Justice and Peace Studies Program. Unarmed Civilian Protection and Accompaniment is a methodology for teams that offer direct protection of civilians and others, reduction of hostility, re-humanization of parties, as well as increasing local peace infrastructures. This workshop will be largely experiential and learning-by-doing. FREE for Georgetown students, staff, and faculty: register here for Zoom link. Qs to esm52@georgetownn.edu.

Any questions about the week’s events can be emailed to dcmission@georgetown.edu.