Social Justice Scholars

Photograph of book cover of The Wretched of the Earth

The Social Justice Institute (SJI) invites undergraduate freshmen, sophomores and juniors to apply to the Social Justice Scholars (SJS) study group. This initiative seeks to contribute to the creation of a broader undergraduate social justice community at CWRU. Accepted applicants will receive a $500 stipend for their full participation.    

Accepted applicants will gather together with SJI Co-Director John Flores to discuss four books and several short primers.  Students will be responsible for reading all assigned materials and attending the four sessions with an open mind.  We will be discussing classics, such as The Wretched of the Earth, and recently published books that address contemporary social justice issues.  After our final session, students will be asked to reconvene to discuss what they learned over the course of our four sessions.  These statements will be compiled into a video and podcast format to be shared with the wider SJI community via our YouTube channel.

The four sessions will be held on Fridays from 12:30-2 pm during the Community Hour in the Spring of 2020.  If you are selected to join SJS, your full participation is required.  In order to receive the $500 stipend, students must attend all four sessions in their entirety.

Photograph of CWRU students with author Bruce Western

The application period for the Spring 2020 cohort is not yet open.  Students interested in applying will be asked to submit a brief one-page statement that explains why they are interested in joining SJS.  Please submit your one-page statement as a double-spaced Word document (12 point-Times New Roman font, standard Microsoft Word 1” margins on all four sides).  Your statement should include your name, year of study, areas of study (majors and minors), and email address.