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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 develop as leaders and better understand systems of oppression, privilege, identity development in order to take action to create a more fair and just world.

This year's event will be taking place January 23-25, 2015 in a remote location. 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.

SJLR is designed for First Year and Sophomore students. Upper class students interested in participating are encouraged to register with the understanding that they may be placed in the wait list. 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 Social Justice Leadership Retreats.

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

Apply Today to Participate in this Year's SJLR

Complete this form online to apply to participate in the 2015 Social Justice Leadership Retreat. Application deadline has been extended to Monday, January 19, 2015!! 

More Information

For more information, please contact Lizzie Dement, Assistant Director of Leadership Development, at or Yolany Gonell, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, at

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