Spring 2021 SSSJ Final Projects

About the Program

The 'Staff as Students of Social Justice' (SSSJ) Program is an opportunity for up to 25 staff per semester (from the Division of Undergraduate Education and beyond) to audit an American Cultures course and participate in discussions about timely and important topics. Piloted in Fall 2020, the SSSJ Program is a unique opportunity to learn first-hand from leading scholars and American Cultures instructors about the intersections of race, ethnicity, and gender; dig into subjects of personal interests; and build connections with faculty, students, and fellow VCUE colleagues.

Final Projects

Participants participated in a final group project and presentation at the conclusion of the semester. Below are the presentations of the Spring 2021 Cohort's final projects.

Spring 2021 Final Presentations

Spring 2021 Final Presentations: Staff as Students of Social Justice

Spring 2021 Presentation / Presenter Time 

Social Movements, Organizing and Public Policy - Public Policy 192 AC: Louise, John, Joven, Colette


"Common Sense Assumptions: Deconstructing Mass Incarceration and "Illegal Immigration" - Sociology 3AC: Principles of Sociology: Michael, Hannah, Amber, Anna


Civil Rights and Social Movement in US History 139C: Janet, Jason, Dave, Monica and Gigi

The Urban Experience: A West Oakland Atlas - Ross, Hailey, Kelly, Kate, and Katie 49:22

Spring 2021 Final Projects

Civil Rights and Social Justice
Common Sense Assumptions: Deconstructing Mass Incarceration and "Illegal Immigration"
Social Movements, Organizing, and Public Policy
The Urban Experience: A West Oakland Atlas