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Social Action Leadership Academy

Is there a social issue that upsets you to the point of action? Something that affects you or people you care about that must be fixed? 

The Social Action Leadership Academy is a year-long training program for students who want to turn their passions into progress. Sessions are scheduled once per month in the Fall and Spring semesters, during which time participants will learn skills and practices for community organizing and social change, culminating with a presentation during Stetson Showcase in mid-April. Topics covered will include:

  • What is organizing?
  • Building relationships with the community
  • Power analysis / identifying targets
  • What is an organizer's role?
  • How to craft a strategic demand
  • Tactics & strategies

The program is free and open to all Stetson students, regardless of academic year or major. Cultural Credit will be given for each monthly session attended. 

Sessions will be held on Fridays from 2:30 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. Meeting dates for the Fall semester are Sept. 8, Sept. 29, and Oct. 20. Spring meeting dates will be announced in late Fall.

Sessions are led by the Marchman Chair for Civic & Social Responsibility, in partnership with the Center for Community Engagement, Office of Diversity & Inclusion, and Office of Religious & Spiritual Life.

Applications to register are open now.

Register for the Academy