Global Justice

utm lead

Registration for utmLEAD - Global Justice is open. Register here.

The Global Justice cohort will help students develop a global lens that can be used to understand current social justice issues and how to implement change. Students will be pushed to identify their values and connect those values to causes they’re passionate about, and will then learn about how to give back to their community in a meaningful way.

Cohort 1: 

Session Date Time/Location 
Session 1 Thursday, Feb 6, 2020 3 - 5 pm / DV 3093
Session 2 Thursday, Feb 13, 2020 3 - 5 pm / DV 3093
Session 3 Thursday, Feb 27, 2020 3 - 5 pm / DV 3093
Session 4 Thursday, Mar 5, 2020 3 - 5 pm / DV 3093
Session 5 Thursday, Mar 12, 2020 3 - 5 pm / DV 3093
Session 6  Thursday, Mar 19, 2020 3 - 5 pm / DV 3093






Program Outline

Session 1: Exploring Self & Social - Understanding Social Structures & Their Influence

  • This session will provide students with an understanding of the utmLEAD Global Justice Cohort; have students learn how different systems within society interact and influence on another; and introduce students to the Theory of Challenge and Support

Session 2: Ethics & Morality - Understanding Nuance

  • This session will provide students the opportunity to develop an understanding of how comfort zones shape people’s experiences; and deepen their understanding of what is “right” and “wrong” by applying context and nuance to situations.

Session 3: NGOs - Turning Values Into Actions

  • This session will reveal to students what their deepest held values are; and expose them to organizations that use their values to create positive and lasting change within their communities.

Session 4: Global - Expanding Perceptions & Paradigms

  • This session engages students in activities that challenge their existing ways of thinking to encourage them to build their global lens; and allows them to practice being able to expand their perspective through exposure to the perspectives of others

Session 5: Government - How to Implement Change

  • This session introduces students to how they can get involved with their local political structures; and supports them in developing an understanding of how political representatives can directly impact their day to day activities 

Session 6: Implementing Ideas - How to Take Action

  • This session will allow students to interact with guest speakers who are making a difference in the community; and reflect on what they have learned within the cohort.

This experience is approved on the Co-Curricular Record (CCR)! Links to the ccr website.

The CCR Competencies you'll develop in this Cohort are:

  • Leadership
  • Global perspective and engagement
  • Community and Civic engagement
  • Critical thinking
  • Reflective thinking
  • Fostering inclusivity and equity​

View the full list and descriptions of the CCR Competencies here (PDF).

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