Racial Justice Leadership Institute

Apply here for the 2013-2014 Racial Justice Leadership Institute:

The application process is currently open and will be closed at midnight on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13th.  

About the Racial Justice Leadership Institute  

Racial Justice Leadership Institute (RJLI) is a professional development opportunity that is being offered to SU law students in-line with our commitment to the University mission.  RJLI is designed to foster leadership skills for working in all areas of the profession in ways that resist systems of privilege and oppression.  Participants can expect to gain:

Common tools and language for addressing discomfort, tension, confusion, and other dynamics that emerge in classrooms and workplaces

  • Strategies for identifying, naming, and responding to difficult situations related to identity, privilege, and oppression
  • Deeper connections with peers, including a sense of solidarity and trust with other RJLI participants
  • Shared analysis about the structural and interpersonal operations of racial privilege and oppression
  • Skills for cultivating personal wellness as a strategy for personal and professional sustainability

What do past participants have to say about RJLI?

When asked to reflect on their experiences with the Institute, students shared:

This was awesome. It was great to acknowledge and validate my own experiences.  I really feel empowered.

I think this experience is really unique.  I am very glad I was able to be a part of it.

I really like the structure and framework we are working with - I have trusted the process and am happy with where we are in it.

I would recommend this experience to all of my peers. 

At first, I was apprehensive, but [RJLI's process] allowed me to be more honest and open without feeling afraid to come across as insensitive to race.

Click here for a reflection piece from a past RJLI student participant.

What is the Commitment?

This program is comprised of one day-long session and five evening sessions throughout the academic school year.  Participants are expected to attend all sessions.  The dates for the sessions are:  

Session 1 - September 21 (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Session 2 - October 3 (6 p.m. - 9 p.m.)
Session 3 - November 14 (6 p.m. - 9 p.m.)
Session 4 - January 23 (6 p.m. - 9 p.m.)
Session 5 - February 20 (6 p.m. - 9 p.m.)
Session 6 - April 3 (6 p.m. - 9 p.m.)

How Do I Apply?  

Apply here: http://studentvoice.com/seattle/rjliapplicationfor20132014   The application process will be closed at midnight on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13th.

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