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Fundamentals of Social Justice Badge

What is social justice?

Social Justice is the redistribution of power and opportunity to create equity, diversity, and civic engagements for marginalized groups in a supportive environment.

Social Justice Badge Program

One way to create positive climate change is to educate and activate individuals to be the difference in their community. The Social Justice Badge Program will enable individuals to develop self, group, and societal values which lead to a commitment to change. Join and become an advocate!

How to join

To sign up, all it takes is a few steps: Log in to Panther Connect, Search Social Justice Badge Program, Request to join.

Sign Up Through Panther Connect

Note: The Fundamentals of Social Justice Badge Program is a two-year long program.

Individuals who take part or complete this program will:

  • Demonstrate understanding of social injustices and inequities;
  • Identify proposed approaches toward remediation and/or resolution;
  • Create an understanding across cultural differences;
  • Address social injustices and inequities in innovative, integrative, analytical, and ethical ways;
  • Engage independently and reflectively in life-long learning;
  • Identify personal biases and develop techniques on how to mitigate them; and
  • Serve, collaborate, and lead our FIU community as an advocate for positive change.

The Fundamentals of Social Justice Badge Program will enable members of the FIU community to complete several programs and activities. This program will include the following requirements.

  • Completion of a Pre-Assessment
  • Attendance at an FIU Student Conference
    • Men of Color Symposium; Women Who Lead Conference; Diversity Day; Social Justice Summit; or Student Leadership Summit
  • Completion of 3 FIU Social Justice related training
    • Gender Pronoun Usage Training; StepUp Bystander Intervention; Kognito online Students in Distress; or the EVERFI Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion online module
  • Completion of 6 Social Justice 2-hr Educational Seminars
    • Introduction to Social justice **; Cultural Continuum Responsiveness**; Intersectionality**; Power, Privilege, and Oppression**; Social Model on Disability; Conflict Resolution, Ethics, and Civility;
  • Completion of 1 community engagement project
    • Social Justice related internship, development of an Office of Social Justice and Inclusion (OSJI) sponsored workshop, lead a social justice discussion, or volunteer or lead a social justice-related service project
  • Completion of a Post Assessment

**Mandatory

Social Justice Summit

The 5th annual FIU Social Justice Summit will be held in Fall  2021. The Social Justice Summit will serve as a platform to create dialogues around social justice issues prevalent in today's society.

Throughout the day of the summit, there will be many opportunities for education in the form of workshops, artwork, dialogue, and activities. The sessions will focus on these areas:

  • Immigration Rights
  • Equity and Justice
  • Intersectionality
  • Religion and Spirituality
  • LGBTQ Rights
  • Environmental Literacy

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