AUSTIN: Social Justice Saturday School 2011

You are all invited to consider attending the information session for the upcoming Social Justice Saturday School.  We are looking for a least one student organization to serve as a co-sponsor of the meetings taking place in January and February 2011.

The Social Justice Saturday School will be taking place in January and February 2011. The school is being sponsored by the Mexican American Center for Community and Economic Development and Austin Voices for Education And Youth.

The purpose of the school is to identify and train a group of community activists who can practice the art of civic engagement in creative ways that will inspire others to join them.

Up to 30 students from area high schools are welcome to apply. Classes will be held on Saturdays at UT Austin from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Lunch will be provided. The following topics will be covered during the course of the six-week program:

1. Economics and the Origins of Poverty
2. Social Movements in History

3. Understanding what is meant by “The Community”

4. The Ins and Outs of the Prison System in Texas

5. Understanding Public Narratives, the story of You, Us and Now

6. Current and Coming Issues in Texas

Students from The University of Texas at Austin are welcome to apply and participate in the Social Justice Saturday School as facilitators, presenters, observers or students. Much of the material will be presented using power point presentations, handouts and guest speakers.
UT students are invited to attend a Social Justice Saturday School information session taking place at 12 noon on Thursday, December 2, 2010 in the Sinclair Suite of the Texas Union.

For more information or questions please contact Alfredo Santos c/s at (512) 944-4123.

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