Loyola University Chicago

Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs

Division of Student Development

Social Justice Peer Educators

SJPE Photo

Each year, the staff of Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs consult with various Loyola student leaders, administrative staff, and faculty to offer training on promoting inclusion for students with underrepresented backgrounds. The team recognizes the importance of developing students to engage in this work and as such launched the Social Justice Peer Educator team in Fall 2016. Two undergraduate students are now selected every spring so that in the subsequent year they are provided training to co-facilitate a series of diversity and inclusion workshops to their Loyola peers.

To request a workshop, please fill out the following form: https://orgsync.com/72155/forms/280299

Questions or concerns? Please contact Joe Saucedo at jsaucedo4@luc.edu

Meet the Social Justice Peer Educators

SJPE leader

Raven Hawkins (pronouns she, her, hers), is a senior studying Cultural Anthropology and minoring in Business administration. Raven is currently involved as the social media chair for AfroDescent, a member of BCC, a member of Loyola’s chapter for the National Society for Collegiate Scholars, and a Desk Receptionist at Mertz Hall. Outside of school she enjoys free time with friends, exploring all of the beautiful neighborhoods in Chicago, and making time for self-care. Though this is her first year officially involved in SDMA, they have already influenced her Loyola experience tremendously, and she is excited to have the conversations with others that will help transform their Loyola experience as well. 


SJPE Leader

SaCora Williams is a junior at Loyola studying Social Work and Sociology. She currently serves as the Chair of the Loyola Black Lives Matter Conference. In the past, SaCora has been heavily involved in SDMA as a SOAR participant, STARS Mentee, and LUCES Scholar. Her passions involve education and social change. When she is not working on big projects around social justice, SaCora spends her time exploring Chicago’s beautiful neighborhoods and sleeping. As a SJPE, SaCora works to bridge the gap of knowledge that exists among privileged communities!