The Social Justice and Human Rights (SJHR) curriculum combines a unique focus on theories and practices that equip our graduates with the skills, connections, and knowledge to participate effectively in social justice movement building. Courses offer an intensive emphasis on comparative critical theory (both scholarly and grassroots movement-based) with direct participation in organizing and mobilization as powerful tools for understanding the complex relations of culture, power, systems of oppression, and the history and future of movements for social and environmental justice. Community Organizing skills, together with a strong theoretical basis, prepare students for applying their skills within different organizing settings and working in collaboration with directly affected communities. SJHR faculty combine academic scholarship with long-time committed participation in social justice struggles and movement building. Through hands-on participatory learning and community-based, experiential courses, students have opportunities to learn directly from movement leaders working on the cutting edge of grassroots projects from Los Angeles, to the US-Mexico borderlands, to Maasailand, Kenya. SJHR is open to students interested in all social justice issues and struggles, from anti-racist struggles against state violence, to economic and environmental justice, to indigenous rights, climate justice, LGBTQ liberation, immigrant rights, and housing justice — all voices and issues are needed as we seek to build diverse and resilient mass movements with the power to shape the future.
Program: Social Justice and Human Rights
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