PDA Event: Embedding Social Justice within the First Year Experience Program at Winston-Salem State University

Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Social justice issues were driven to the forefront of campus discussions during 2020’s year of racial unrest.  For many campuses, this was a new effort.  Winston-Salem State University, a historically minority serving institution, was entering its third year of embedding social justice as the focal point of its freshman seminar. Presenters Wanda Brown-Director of the C.G. O’Kelly Library, Dr. Kathy Stitts, Associate Provost, and librarians Sharnette Evans and AlTonya Washington will discuss the ways in which the university equips its students with a solid understanding of the five pillars of Social Justice: diversity, educational equity, health equity, community sustainability and community empowerment. The panelists will also discuss the curriculum creation process and the library’s participation within course instruction. The presenters will highlight the University’s history of social justice activism and discuss the student assigned Signature Project that culminates the first-year experience course.

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