Social Justice Scholars

Photograph of book cover of The Wretched of the Earth

The Social Justice Institute (SJI) invites undergraduate freshman, sophomores, and juniors to apply to the Social Justice Scholars (SJS) study group, which will focus on immigration reform.  Accepted applicants will receive a $500 stipend for their full participation.   Over the course of Spring 2020, Scholars will work with SJI Co-Director John Flores on several immigration initiatives.  They will attend community meetings at Sanctuary Churches in Northeast Ohio, participate in events with HOLA Ohio, and discuss several books and short primers on immigration reform.  

Students will be responsible for reading all of the assigned materials, and they must attend five planning and discussion sessions.  The sessions will include discussions of assigned readings and planning participation in local immigration activities.  After the final session, students will be asked to reconvene in the Fall 2020 to discuss what they learned over the course of this program.  These statements will be compiled into a video and podcast format to be shared with the wider SJI community via the SJI YouTube channel.  

The five sessions will be held during the Community Hour (12:30pm to 2:00pm) on:
Friday, February 14
Friday, February 28
Friday, March 20
Friday, April 10
Friday, April 24

This initiative seeks to contribute to the creation of a broader undergraduate social justice community at CWRU.  Full participation is required for all Social Justice Scholars.  In order to receive the $500 stipend, students must attend all five sessions in their entirety.

Students interested in applying should submit a one-page statement that explains why they are interested in immigration reform.  The one-page statement must be a double-spaced Word document (12 point-Times New Roman font, standard Microsoft Word margins, Top and Bottom 1” and Left and Right 1”).  The statement should include your name, year of study, areas of study (majors and minors), and email address.   Eligible scholars from Spring 2019 are permitted to reapply. 

All application statements should be emailed to socialjustice@case.edu by Monday, February 3, 2020.