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Social Justice Leadership Retreat

Friday, January 23 - Sunday, January 25, 2015

The Social Justice Leadership Retreat (S.J.L.R.) is a three-day immersion aimed at empowering students. This experience is open to Stetson University students who want to understand systems of oppression, privilege, identity development and to take action to create a more fair and just world.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn, explore and reflect on issues of social justice along with their peers. They'll also have the opportunity to explore their own identities and backgrounds while connecting with other students. Students will work in small teams and with the full group for a variety of interactive activities and discussions followed by self-reflection. The event is free to students; all meals are included*.

If an individual registers and doesn't attend, that person will be charged $30. This charge is to prevent cancellations and to cover the amount invested in students attending future S.J.L.R.'s.

What You Will Learn:

As a result of participating in the Social Justice Leadership Retreat, you will:

  • Gain a better understanding of the different components of social justice in the following contexts:
    • Personal level
    • On campus
    • Local community
    • Global scale
  • Be exposed to different lived experiences
  • Be challenged to think critically about yourself
  • Learn ways to create positive social change through:
    • Advocacy work
    • Community service
    • Sustainability efforts
    • Personal choices

More Information

For more information, or to be placed on our email invite for next year, please contact Lizzie Dement at or Yolany Gonell at

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