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Social Justice Minor

  • University at Buffalo (NY)

The Minor in Social Justice focuses on the causes and consequences of social injustices and gives students the knowledge to analyze social injustices and to work to combat them. Career ...

  • Posted Sept. 5, 2019
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Celebrating Diversity is not Enough: Teaching Social Justice

  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • AASHE (PA)

Social justice and equity are a prominent dimensions of sustainability that can be overlooked or under-taught across the curriculum. Well-meaning instructors may focus on “celebrating diversity” or exception individuals rather ...

  • Posted Sept. 5, 2019
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Understanding Sustainability Through Transdisciplinary Narratives

  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • AASHE (PA)

The concepts of “more” and “better” drive social narratives about they kind of world we’re creating: a future of more stuff and strife, or one based on a better ...

  • Posted Aug. 1, 2019
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Indigenous Strategy

  • University of Calgary (AB)

Indigenous Strategy - The University of Calgary shared its Indigenous Strategy in 2017 after collecting input from over 2,200 individuals and engaging with Indigenous communities and community stakeholders. Entitled ii ...


Wilfrid Laurier University's social sustainability initiative: International Students Overcoming War

  • Wilfrid Laurier University (ON)

International Students Overcoming War - International Students Overcoming War (ISOW) is a student-led and student-funded humanitarian initiative at Wilfrid Laurier University that partners with NGO organizations to provide full scholarships to ...


Social and Environmental Justice Concentration, Liberal Studies (MA)

  • The City University of New York (NY)

Social problems and Environmental problems are seen as separate issues, making it difficult to see how thoroughly intertwined they are and how often they both involve issues of Justice. The ...

  • Posted July 10, 2019
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Social and Environmental Justice Concentration, Geography (BA)

  • Ohio University (OH)

Geographers use nature-society frameworks and spatial analysis to understand how inequality and inequity are built into everyday life for individuals based on where they live, work, go to school, and ...

  • Posted July 10, 2019
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Social & Environmental Justice Concentration, Geography (MA)

  • Ohio University (OH)

Geographers use nature-society frameworks and spatial analysis to understand how inequality and inequity are built into everyday life for individuals based on where they live, work, go to school, and ...

  • Posted July 10, 2019
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Public Interest Law JD Certificate

  • Illinois Institute of Technology (IL)

Students at IIT Chicago-Kent who have a special interest in human rights, civil rights, civil liberties, social justice, increasing access to justice, and battling discrimination can carve their own professional ...

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Center for Environmental Futures (CEF)

  • University of Oregon (OR)

The Center for Environmental Futures (CEF) is an interdisciplinary group of faculty and students that reflects a longstanding investment in environmentalism and social justice at the University of Oregon and ...

  • Posted June 5, 2019
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Students of Color Environmental Conference

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The first ever Students of Color Environmental Conference (SCECon) was intended to bring together students of color from across California to connect and build with local environmental justice activists. This ...


Social Justice (MA)

  • Methodist Theological School in Ohio (OH)

A 39-hour professional master’s degree. The Master of Arts in social justice (MASJ) offers an interdisciplinary core curriculum combining ethics, theology, public leadership, sacred texts and spirituality. Students choose ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2019
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PCC, Sustain Me! A Higher Education Sustainability & Environmental Justice Podcast

  • Portland Community College (OR)

This has been an ongoing project that has blossomed from a local/regional production and has now been promoted, recognized, listened to, and presentations have been given nationally and internationally ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2019
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Education for Social Justice

  • University of San Diego (CA)

Online Flexibility with Real-World Impact

Offered by the Department of Learning and Teaching. Ph.D. graduates of this program emerge with a rich understanding and experience of how to use ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2019
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Social Inequality (MS)

  • Oklahoma State University (OK)

Social inequality focuses on the structural sources and individual consequences of racism, sexism and economic exploitation in society, as well as the social processes sustaining these inequities. Professional sociologists use ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2019
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Civic and Community Engagement Minor

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

The minor in Civic and Community Engagement is an interdisciplinary program that provides students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values to engage as citizens and active community members in ...

  • Posted Jan. 14, 2019
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Justice, Citizenship, and Social Responsibility Concentration

  • Babson College (MA)

Courses in Justice, Citizenship, and Social Responsibility explore how individuals and communities construct and find meaning in the world around them. This concentration allows students to understand how cultural and ...

  • Posted Jan. 14, 2019
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Global and Local Justice Minor

  • Saint Louis University (MO)

Saint Louis University attracts many students who are moved to confront fundamental social problems such as poverty, injustice, or war. In order to address these and other problems meaningfully, you ...

  • Posted Jan. 12, 2019
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Sustainability and Justice Minor

  • California State University, Bakersfield (CA)

Sustainability and Justice is a General Education program pathway that a student can complete to be granted a minor in Sustainability and Justice.

Goal 1: Students will understand how social ...

  • Posted Jan. 11, 2019
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Social and Environmental Justice Minor

  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (WI)

Given the many ways both humans and our planet's environment suffer grievous harm, it is fitting to provide an examination of some of the major kinds of harm as ...

  • Posted Nov. 20, 2018
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Building Relationships Between Sustainability Offices and Diversity Offices

  • Williams College (MA)

Sustainability offices and diversity offices have a lot in common - both in our roles and in our subject matter. Both offices are change agents, frequently struggling against the same kinds ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Moving Past Tokenization: Integrating Social Equity Internally and Programmatically

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

What does environmental justice programming really look like in higher education? How do we avoid tokenization of marginalized groups within the environmental movement and move beyond buzzwords such as diversity ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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A New Hope: Training Social Sustainabilistas

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

In past AASHE presentations, our office highlighted how we weave social sustainability into our hiring, training, outreach, and planning efforts. This time, our focus will be the ways we implement ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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An Introduction to the Role of Race, Class and Gender Issues on Campus Sustainability Work

  • Hackman Consulting Group

This introductory session explores the powerfully important ways that dynamics of race, class and gender (RCG) impact the efficacy of our campus sustainability work, and then suggests how a racial ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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To Rise, We Need Critical Conversations About 'Unsustainable' Race, Class & Gender Privilege

  • Hackman Consulting Group

While attention to the ways dynamics of racism, classism and gender oppression target people of color and native people, poor and working class people, and cisgender women and trans* people ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Developing and Utilizing a Social Justice Lens in Order to Achieve Global Goals for Sustainability

  • Hackman Consulting Group

As evidenced by this national moment, a lack of critical understanding of social justice (SJ) issues makes achieving global sustainability goals near impossible. Conversely, thoughtful attention to SJ issues affords ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Turbulent Winds: Addressing 'Climate' at the Intersections of Diversity and Sustainability

  • California State University, East Bay (CA)
  • California State University, San Marcos (CA)

This session explores the intersection between diversity and sustainability efforts within two California State University campuses. Beginning with a focus on the forces that divide the sustainability and diversity communities ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Environmental Social Justice's Role in the Sustainable Development Goals

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

At the University of Arizona campus, the Environmental Social Justice (SoJo) committee of the student government-sponsored program Students for Sustainability works on projects that raise awareness for environmental justice issues ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Decolonizing a College's Farm-to-Table Dinner

  • University of North Carolina, Asheville (NC)

This interactive workshop will explore how Whiteness and other form of dominant social power structures can be inadvertently reproduced within farm-to-table events when embedded assumptions in regards to the program ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Sustainable Justice in Wisconsin: Strategies for Program Growth in Harsh Climates

  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (WI)

As evidenced by AASHE's recent Keynote presenters--from Julian Agyeman (2010) on 'Just Sustainabilities' to Marsha Chatelain's creation of the #fergusonsyllabus (2016)--AASHE's present and future directions foreground ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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JUST Label and STARS – Comparison and Synergies

  • AASHE (PA)
  • International Living Future Institute (WA)

The JUST Program has been adopted by organizations worldwide as a robust organizational transparency platform with a specific lens into social equity performance. As organizations and institutions seek to be ...

  • Posted Oct. 31, 2018
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Ethics and Social Sustainability Certificate

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

The Ethics and Social Sustainability (ESS) certificate will add value to any major. It complements Green Mountain College’s sustainability-focused liberal arts mission and curriculum. The ESS certificate may be ...

  • Posted Oct. 15, 2018
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Social Justice and Sustainability Integrative Pathway

  • Connecticut College (CT)

This Pathway brings together social justice and sustainability – approaches that have often been distinct. Social justice is necessary to sustain institutions, societies, and our planet over the long term. Likewise ...

  • Posted Oct. 10, 2018
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Faith, Peace and Justice minor

  • Boston College (MA)

The Faith, Peace and Justice minor offers students the opportunity to explore, in an interdisciplinary manner, how their own serious questions about faith, peace and justice are related to concrete ...

  • Posted Aug. 30, 2018
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Environmental JustICE Cream Social - part 1

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

As the semester opens in early September, the Environmental Justice Initiative hosts an ice cream social that features a facilitated "speed networking" circle to connect students from across campus who ...


Global and Community Health Certificate

  • Clark University (MA)

The Certificate in Global and Community Health helps students take on some of the biggest public health challenges facing humanity by working with communities across the globe. Students will engage ...

  • Posted July 26, 2018
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Community and Global Health (MHS)

  • Clark University (MA)

Clark University's Master of Health Science (M.H.S.) in Community and Global Health, offered through the International Development, Community, and Environment Department (IDCE), is ideal for students who ...

  • Posted July 26, 2018
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Development Studies Nexus Minor

  • Mount Holyoke College (MA)

The Development Studies Nexus track gives students the analytical skills to understand the complexities of global poverty, inequality, and injustice and strategies that state and non-state actors have used to ...

  • Posted July 26, 2018
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Sustainable Justice Minor

  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (WI)

Program Goals:

  • Explore sustainability through an environmental justice lens.

  • Introduce students to both the environmental humanities and the environmental sciences, developing a transdisciplinary approach to solving sustainability problems.

  • Provide different ...

  • Posted July 13, 2018
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Diversity, Social Justice and Inclusion Certificate

  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs (CO)

The Graduate Certificate in Diversity, Social Justice and Inclusion is an innovative, comprehensive and relevant certificate program geared for individuals interested in the advancement of diversity, social justice and inclusion ...

  • Posted July 5, 2018
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Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Management MBA

  • Brandeis University (MA)

The Heller School For Social Policy and Management's Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Management MBA is designed for students interested in leading social impact initiatives for a wide range of ...

  • Posted June 20, 2018
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Paperbark Literary Magazine

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (NY)

Paperbark Literary Magazine is an interdisciplinary journal of creativity and sustainability publishing art, writing, photography, poetry, science journalism, interviews, and other creative content both in print and online at paperbarkmag ...


Strategic Planning to Advance Equity on Campus: A Case Study at Portland State University

  • Portland State University (OR)

Propelled by many factors, including a newly appointed Board of Trustees responsible for governance of our university, resource shortages, and enrollment swings, Portland State University embarked on a strategic planning ...


Sorority Volunteers at Environmental Racism Panel, UW-Madison

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

As part of Earth Week, UW-Madison Office of Sustainability (OS) and Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated partnered to present a documentary screening of Slawomir Grünberg's "Fenceline: A Company ...

  • Posted April 25, 2018
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Empathy as an Antecedent of Social Justice Attitudes and Perceptions

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

At the same time that social justice concerns are on the rise on college campuses, empathy levels among US college students are falling (Konrath et al. 2016). Social injustice resulting ...

  • Posted March 12, 2018
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Universities and Conflict The Role of Higher Education in Peacebuilding and Resistance

This book uses a series of case studies to examine the roles played by universities during situations of conflict, peacebuilding and resistance.

While a body of work dealing with the ...

  • Posted March 9, 2018
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Environmental justice frameworks in student affairs assessment practice

  • University of Georgia (GA)

Assessment and evaluation of programs are core components of ethical professional practice for student affairs administrators in higher education. This paper reviews three environmental frameworks and applies the Just sustainability ...

  • Posted Feb. 20, 2018
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Student Summit Opening Keynote Speaker: Lydia D. Avila

  • Power Shift Network (DC)

Lydia D. Avila is the Executive Director of the Power Shift Network - a diverse, national network of youth-led and youth-focused climate justice organizations. Lydia is originally from a working class ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Finding Your Voice: Understanding Otherness in Sustainability Education

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

This presentation aims to examine the relationship between the pillars of sustainability, and the power based relationships that are created when a dominant culture subjects others to accept the status ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Why a Social Justice Framework Is the Only Way to Collective Climate Justice and Deep Sustainability

  • Hackman Consulting Group

This poster session lays out the rationale for the absolute need for a social justice framework when doing climate justice and sustainability work by making three essential points: 1. How ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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