Due to safety measures and concerns surrounding COVID-19, the Social Justice Summit has been postponed until further notice. The planning committee for the Social Justice Summit appreciates your interest regarding this event and looks forward to (Re)Imagining Educational Spaces with you in the future.
If you have any questions about the cancellation, please direct questions to Beth Roland at BRoland@ufsa.ufl.edu.
UF Social Justice Summit: For the Gator Good
Social justice refers to identifying and understanding social power dynamics and social inequalities that result in some social groups having privilege, power, and access; and others being disadvantaged, oppressed, and denied access. Social justice promotes cross-cultural interactions and demands that all people; regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, social class, gender identity and expression, language, national origin, worldview (religion, spirituality, and other values), physical or mental (dis)ability, or education; have a right to basic human dignity and have their basic needs met. It involves social actors who have a sense of their own agency to make an impact, as well as a sense of social responsibility toward and with others and to society as a whole through engaging in allyship.
We envision a long term look at issues of justice, with this year’s theme, (Re)Imagining Educational Spaces. This year’s objectives include:
- Identify inequities within traditional educational spaces
- Assess diverse perspectives in educational spaces
- Analyze our roles in effecting change in educational spaces
- Create action plans to (re)imagine equitable educational spaces