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The 3rd annual Social Justice Institute will be on January 30-31, 2015. 

The Social Justice Institute is an intensive, two day learning experience for Gettysburg students to explore personal and group identity, examine today’s societal injustices, and promote social action through civic engagement. Facilitated by committed staff and peer educators, this second annual retreat will bring together passionate students who desire to gain a better understanding of social justice and to be a change agent on campus. 

There are two tracks to this institute:

1) Track 1: Understanding Social Justice (for beginners)

2) Track 2: "Becoming a Change Agent" (for 2nd and 3rd year returners and those who have familiarity with social justice issues)

Apply to be part of the Social Justice Institute. Applications are due by Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2015.

Questions? Contact Gretchen Natter


All are welcome to join at anytime. No need to register!

eRace: engaging in racial justice dialogue
It began in the Spring of 2007 with an idea: to give students the space to share their experience. It has evolved into a movement designed to challenge the cultural climate at Gettysburg College. A small and vibrant group White students and Students of Color gather weekly to discuss race issues in Gettysburg College, in the world, and in their personal lives. We engage in dialogue in an environment that is respectful, frank and even humorous to dismantle racial myths, expose white privilege, confront internalized racism. 

Join us alternate Fridays from 3:30-5:00pm in Breidenbaugh 311.

Fall 2014 Dates: Sept 19, October 17 & 31, November 7 & 21, December 12
Spring 2015 Dates: February 6, 13 & 27, March 27, April 10 & 24

Questions? Contact Gretchen Natter

nGender: generating discussion on gender issues

nGender is a bi-weekly meeting for students to dialogue around gender issues. Join us for a lively and honest discussion on alternate Tuesdays from 11:45-1:00 in CUB 126. Bring your own lunch!

Fall 2014 Dates: September 2 (CUB 230), September 16 & 30, October 28, November 11 & 25, December 9
Spring 2015 Dates: January 27, February 10 & 24, March 24, April 7 & 21

Questions? Contact Kim Davidson

iBelieve: finding intersections on faith and social issues
iBelieve is a bi-weekly meeting for students to dialogue around the intersection of faith and social issues. Join us for a lively and honest discussion on alternate Wednesdays from 12:00-1:00 in CUB 126. Bring your own lunch!

Fall 2014 Dates: September 3, September 17, October 1, 15 & 29 (CUB 230), November 12, December 10
Spring 2015 Dates: January 28, February 11 & 25, March 25, April 8 & 22

Questions? Contact Jeff Rioux


All are welcome. Please register to let us know you'll be there.

Social Justice Workshops are held monthly on Fridays from 3:30-5:00 in Brei 311

Fall 2014 Workshops include:

September 12: Cultural Competence, facilitated by Manny Ruiz

Start your journey towards cultural competency through this interactive workshop.  Structured activities will enable participants to examine their own assumptions, biases, values, and gain an understanding of the worldview of others.

October 24: LGBTQA 101, facilitated by Erin Duran

This workshop will serve as a basic primer on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and asexual identities. We’ll discuss terminology, important concepts, and what the climate here on campus looks like for LGBTQ-identified students.

November 14: Writing/Blogging for Social Justice, facilitated by Jeff Rioux

December 5: Naming White Culture, facilitated by Kim Davidson

The complexity and intangibility of White Culture hard to get our arms around, yet it many values and beliefs based on White Culture are deeply embedded in our policies, practices, and interactions. Through interactive activities, this workshop is designed to help participants name and understand the insidious nature of White Culture in order to take informed action.

 Register for workshops. Questions? Contact Gretchen Natter