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Social Justice Seeker - On Your Own

Tue May 10, 6:00 PM - Tue Jun 14, 8:00 PM
Tue Feb 22, 6:00 AM - Wed May 04, 9:11 AM
Adult Learning
Adult Fee:

Although many of us are hesitant to discuss race, racism, and injustice, it is critical that we do so. Racism, sexism, homophobia, etc. are so embedded in our culture, our education system, and the media, that without conscious effort to unlearn these things, we will continue to internalize these beliefs. The racial equity and social justice challenge is designed to help you and your troop build a greater understanding of how racism impacts our daily lives and how we can work together to create a more equitable world.

What is the Social Justice Seeker Challenge? 
Designed in partnership with the YWCA of Cleveland and based on the YWCA’s Stand Against Racism Challenge, Social Justice Seeker is intentionally designed to take a few weeks to complete.   The virtual challenge is hosted on the gsLearn platform and has four topic areas – Exploring Identity, Anti-Racism, STEM for Social Justice, and Leadership and Activism, including bookend opening and closing sessions. Throughout the course, adult learners are presented with challenges such as reading an article, watching a video, participating in an interactive website, or reflecting on personal experience. Participation in the activity is designed to help discover how racial injustice and social injustice impact our community and to identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination. Some of this content may feel a little uncomfortable - we ask that you approach each activity with an open heart and open mind.

As adult The books, activities, and discussion prompts are curated to help volunteers lead crucial conversations with girls; engaging them in social justice to create a more equitable future.  When possible, activities tie directly to current badge and Journey requirements. Our discussion circles are small a separate from this offering. We encourage you to sign up for the session for ideas on how to incorporate this curriculum into your meetings. Check out the GSNEO events calendar for more information.