Social Justice at the University of Chicago

Welcome to the new!

Posted in Uncategorized by sjuofc on February 5, 2008

This site aims to serve the progressive and activist student community of the University of Chicago, by creating new conduits for student groups to share resources and information. Check out our:

A common progressive calendar – if you will it, it is no dream. E-mail your events to to get on our calendar!

DirectoryWho do I contact in MEChA? What does Southside Solidarity Network do? When do they meet? Work the activist network without leaving your PC … then get out there and shake things up.

Faculty – Need advice and information on your issue? Want a high-profile speaker at your event? UofC faculty can be great resources. Check out our faculty directory for a list of faculty who really want to support you.

Funding – A listing of funding resources, both within the university community and outside of it. Never want for cash again.

BlogOur journal Critical Engagement has gone digital! Submit articles and information to

This site brought to you by the University Community Service Center, care of Dave Klein.


2009 Student Activist Conference

Posted in Uncategorized by sjuofc on February 21, 2009
A conversation with Bill Ayers
about education as activism

And a panel featuring representatives from:
Sex Workers Outreach Project Chicago
People’s Law Office
Chicago New Sanctuary Coalition
South Chicago Art Center
February 28th, 2009
Ida Noyes Hall, Library/Lounge
1212 E 59th

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The 2009 Student Activist Conference will bring together activists who pursue social change through a variety of vocations including education, art, religion, sex-work, and law.  Although this will help us think about different opportunities open to people interested in social change, this will not be the main focus of the conference.  Rather, we hope to consider the wide range of allies we as student activists have available to us.  The conference will expand our understanding of activists to include, not only people engaged in traditional organizing and campaigns, but also people who have found new tools for creating social change through their jobs.  Student activists will take away a broader perspective on the tools available to them in their campaigns and the alliances they might pursue.