The Social Justice Learning Community provides multiple opportunities for students interested in issues related to diversity and multiculturalism. Students in the community are involved in a variety of in-class and out-of-class experiences designed to develop a personal sense of social justice and provide ideas for how individuals can work for positive social change.
Some of these opportunities include specialized classes, speakers, field trips, and service opportunities that make a difference in the lives of others.
Program Location: Sutherland Hall
Program Pre-Requisites: None, this program is available to any UW-Eau Claire students as space allows.
Program Requirements: Students must enroll in IDIS 153, Introduction to Social Justice in fall, and IDIS 154, Social Justice in Film and Music in spring.
What are you going to do in the LLC?
- Find your Ecological Footprint
Students go online and find out their approximate ecological footprint and then are encouraged to halve it.
- "A Class Divided"
A documentary that talks about an experiment done by Jane Elliott in 1968 to teach children about discrimination. Thoughts and reactions were discussed after the video.
- Movie and DiscussionResidents of the LLC watch Tim Wise's "Color Blind" and talked about the idea of discrimination in jobs, the media, and religion.
What students are saying about the LLC...
"Joining the Social Justice LLC was the best decision I made coming into college."