Social Justice Education

In a commitment to social justice, COV hosts Social Justice Forums and advocacy opportunities for COV participants to gather as a group and learn about the justice issues and systemic factors which condition the need for service in the first place.

The goal of these activities is to create a justice-based framework through which students can process their service experience in an effort to bridge the gap between charity and solidarity. The forums are designed to raise awareness about issues which are directly tied to the work of our different community partners, and to examine the larger impact these issues have on the experience and social outcomes of the community members who face them.

The COV participants have the opportunity to build close relationships with the people they meet through service over the course of the semester, and the thrust of this social justice education is to emphasize that these personal relationships also demand of the participants larger justice commitments. In this, the hope is to redefine understandings of neighbor, collapse the globe, and shape future activists.

Semester Dates

Monday, Nov 25th: Fellows Applications released

Tuesday, Nov 26th: Thanksgiving break begins, no service

Monday, Dec 2nd: Service Resumes

Thursday, Dec 5th: Mandatory Social Justice Forum, 6:30pm

Thursday, Dec 12th: Service Ends

Friday, Dec 13th: Fellows Applications due

Friday, Dec 20th: Fellows notified

Thursday, Jan 16th: Mandatory Fellows Orientation, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, Jan 21st: Service Begins

Week of Feb 17th: Mandatory Social Justice Forum, 6:30pm

Friday, Feb 28th: Spring break begins, no service

Monday, March 10th: Service resumes

Wednesday, April 16th: Easter break begins, no service

Tuesday, April 22nd: Service Resumes

Thursday, May 1st: Service Ends


To be planned: 4 reflections led by CMI’s (CST, community, simplicity, spirituality)

Resources

Please download the following resources:

* COV Fellows application Spring 14.docx
COV Fellows Application, Spring 2014
* ReflectionJournal.doc
Reflection Journal
* HolyFamily_Orientation.doc
Holy Family Orientation
* NorthLight_OrientationSheet.doc
North Light Orientation
* St.Agathas_OrientationSheet.doc
St. Agatha's Orientation
* St.Barnabas_OrientationSheet.doc
St. Barnabas Orientation
* St.Francis_OrientationSheet.doc
St. Francis Orientation
* COVnews_Jan2012.pdf
COV Newsletter - January 2012