Community Engagement Award for Social Justice
Justice is what love looks like in public ~ Cornell West
The Loyola University Community Engagement Award for Social Justice is given to the student or group of students who participated in a service-learning course or academic internship course and who most clearly represent the university’s values around the pursuit of social justice. The Community Engagement Award for Social Justice represents the confluence of rigorous academic inquiry and thoughtful social activism. The community engagement learning experience itself can be that place where the active pursuit of social justice is present, but engagement in social justice questions may also be present in the preparation or reflection of the project or as an extension of the project itself.
The Community Engagement Award for Social Justice will be presented to the student or group of students who represent an active and ongoing pursuit of social justice from both activist and academic perspectives. The ongoing pursuit of a just society requires that citizens are knowledgeable about the problems and questions facing society and prepared to act thoughtfully in the world. To that end, the following criteria will guide selection for the Social Justice Award:
- Direct and intentional academic learning connects were made to the experience.
- The project examined root causes and dimensions of the problem addressed through the experience and classroom activities.
- The project confronted issues of race, class, gender and/or other manifestations of power.
- The project addressed inequalities and sought to distribute resources more equitably in society.
Nominations for the Community Engagement Award for Social Justice are due by Friday, March 14, 2014, and may be completed below.