PSY Social Justice League

Overview

We are a group of students at Gustavus Adolphus College aiming to identify and develop activities, policy changes, and programs to advance social and racial justice on our campus and in the world.

The discipline of psychological science is in a unique position to offer insight into the causes and consequences of systemic racism, as well as avenues for fighting it. Our goal is to highlight these intersections between psychology and social justice and to use our position to engage in actions that dismantle systemic racism and work toward a more just world for all people.

During the 2021-2022 academic year, we will be focusing on:

  • Journal club: Our field is rich with research that has increased public understanding of systemic racism and other forms of prejudice and discrimination. Reading and discussing this research will aid our own understanding and prepare us to educate others, via social media and in person.

We're happy to have Gusties from any department join our discussions!

If you'd like to get involved, contact g-psysocialjustice@gustavus.edu. You can also follow us on Instagram @psysocialjusticeleague!

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Journal Club

The journal club will meet in person twice a month to discuss a research article (or several short articles related to a single topic) that will be sent out in advance. If there are multiple articles provided, you are welcome to read them all or as many as interest you. During each meeting, we will discuss these research articles as well as relevant local, national, and global events.

** Fall semester meetings are every other Monday from 7 to 8 pm. **