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The Commission for Social Justice Education provides a collaborative home for student affairs professionals who are dedicated to social justice education. Our efforts are rooted in anti-oppressive, liberatory, and critical frameworks. CSJE embraces the interconnectedness of personal and professional identities, and provides a space for all in higher education to engage collectively in meaningful ways to better educate others and ourselves. We strive to advance social justice in higher education through creating and disseminating resources, developing a supportive community of invested practitioners and scholars, and engaging in advocacy work.
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Outstanding Social Justice Collaboration: 2006 - Social Justice Retreat, The University of Minnesota 2007 - World AIDS Day Observance, University of Nevada - Las Vegas 2008 - Ryan C. Holmes, LaSalle University 2009 - No Award 2010 - SEED (Seeking Educational Equity...
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Joining an Entity through the ACPA Member Portal automatically identifies you as a member of that Entity! You will begin to receive Entity communications through their respective email listserv and have access to any resources they share!
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Contact [email protected], to learn more about ACPA’s Commission for Social Justice Education!
Any ACPA member can become involved and there are varying levels of involvement:
- Join our listserv (sign up under “my profile” in the ACPA membership area)
- Attend our open business meeting at the annual ACPA convention
- Review conference programs for the annual convention
- Submit a sponsored program proposal for the annual convention
- Host a webinar
- Submit a proposal for a paper to be published on our website
We know the amazing social justice work is taking place across student affairs functional areas so we want to reach out and extend our awards nominations process to all of ACPA. The Commission for Social Justice Education annually presents five awards at the annual ACPA Convention.
Take a moment to nominate someone who you believe deserves to be recognized, empowered, respected, admired, and valued for their continued commitment to social justice!
Outstanding Social Justice Collaboration:
This award recognizes outstanding collaborative efforts between campus and community groups/offices/organizations, or committees/commissions of ACPA and/or other national associations. This award recognizes creative initiative taking in a collaborative partnership that addresses an issue of social justice on their campus or in their community, in a progressive and positive manner.
Exemplary Social Justice Contribution by a Graduate Student:
This award honors a full-time graduate student that has demonstrated leadership and activism in social justice on campus and has role modeled the qualities of a positive change agent in their community.
Innovative Response, Social Justice:
This award recognizes innovative educational, developmental or social action response to an issue of social justice on campus, and/or in the community at a local and global level. This award is intended to recognize recent events which have been implemented within the 12 months prior to convention (usually March-April).
Outstanding Social Justice Educator, Trainer, or Mentor:
This award recognizes an individual who is personally committed to social justice education and/or activism and is an outstanding educator, trainer, or mentor to other professionals or students in social activism. This award is different than the Voices of Inclusion Medallion which is given by the larger umbrella of ACPA and recognizes individuals who have shown leadership over five years on broader initiatives of diversity and interculturalism on their campuses.
Commitment to Social Justice Education:
This award honors a group, department, or institution that has shown a commitment to social justice education and development, training, or programming.