Social Justice League

Overview

We are a group of Psychological Science majors 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 on 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 2020-2021 academic year, we will be focusing on the following activities.

  • Voter engagement efforts: Our goal is to make sure that all Gustavus Psychological Science majors are registered to vote and do vote in their local and national elections this fall. We will provide resources and information regarding voter registration, absentee ballots, polling places, and how to determine which candidates best align with your beliefs.
  • 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.

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 virtually 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 Friday, 6-7pm. Spring semester meeting dates & times TBD. **

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