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.
Wednesday, Aug 27th
Fellows Applications released
Sunday, Sept 7th
Fellows Applications due
Wednesday, Sept 10th
Mandatory Leader Orientation, 7:30pm
Friday, Sept 12th
Thursday, Sept 18th
Mandatory Fellows Orientation, 8:30 pm
Monday, Sept 22nd
Friday, Oct 10th
Fall Break begins, no service
Monday, Oct 20th:
Tuesday, Nov 25th
Thanksgiving break begins, no service
Monday, Dec 1st
Tuesday, Dec 2nd
Mandatory Social Justice Forum, 6:30pm
Thursday, Dec 11th
To be planned: 4 reflections led by CMI’s (CST, community, simplicity, spirituality)
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