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Social Justice Leadership Retreat

Friday, January 31 thru Sunday, February 2, 2014


SJLR is full for 2014

media/SJLR1.jpgThe Social Justice Leadership Retreat (SJLR) is a 3-day immersion aimed at empowering students. This experience is open to Stetson 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 will 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 cost is free to students and all meals are included*.

If an individual registers and does not attend, that person will be charged $30. This charge is to prevent cancellations and to cover the amount invested in students attending future SJLRs.

What You Will Learn:

media/SJLR2.jpgAs 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

Retreat Details:

We will be leaving campus at 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31st  and we will return by 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 2. This year our retreat will be held in the Florida FFA Leadership Training Center in Haines City, FL.

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Last Year's 2013 Social Justice Leadership Retreat Schedule

For more information or to be on our email invite for next year please contact Ana Maia ( or Yolany Gonell (

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