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The Social Justice & Public Policy Academy introduces you to the complex role of public policy through the lens of social justice. You will explore models and methods of public policy in order to gain an interdisciplinary understanding that will allow you to analyze injustice. You will reflect on the meanings of democracy, justice, power, and equity; investigate how advocacy leads to social change and impacts public policy; develop your capacities for leadership; be part of a community committed to personal growth for the purpose of justice.
You will have the opportunity to engage with professionals from think tanks and organizations that defend and work in areas of civil, economic, labor, and human rights as they relate to public policy. You will study the forces that shape and impact public policy and interact with people who turn ideas into campaigns and action.
You will gain valuable insight into core theories and work in small groups to explore and implement advocacy strategies that promote public awareness-building and policy reform around areas including racial justice, environmental justice, and gender justice. This includes envisioning proposed sustainable interventions that affect short-term relief and enacting visions for long-term social change.
Price includes tuition, housing, and meals. Commuter Student tuition is $3,735.
How You'll Benefit
Build awareness of key concepts related to social justice and public policy
Explore social injustices, root causes, impacts, and transformative visions
Participate in dialogues and peer group discussions on relevant issues in our society
Learn from community leaders, policy analysts, and government officials
Work with Georgetown's Center for Social Justice faculty and staff
Improve your skills in public speaking, project design, and collaboration
Receive a Certificate of Participation upon successful completion
Program Format & Subject Areas
As a student in the Social Justice & Public Policy Academy, you will spend your time engaged in a combination of class sessions, workshops, small group dialogues, reflection sessions, and extracurricular activities. You will have the opportunity to explore the following subject areas:
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