Feb. 5-6, more than 20 students participated in an advocacy and social justice training seminar co-sponsored by the Center for Service and Community Engagement and the department of Campus Ministry.
The training seminar, in its third year at SLU, was facilitated by Chris West of Catholic Relief Services and was originally developed for use among the Catholic Relief Services staff and field personnel to aid them in improving their impact on poverty by targeting the structures and systems that perpetuate injustice and inequality.
The seminar has been adapted to meet the needs of a college student population.
Throughout the weekend, students learned essential advocacy skills and strategies, such as effectively analyzing power, fleshing out their take on an issue and practicing how to effectively deliver messages of change.
The goal of the seminar was to aid students in becoming effective agents of change and social justice on campus and in the world.
For more information about the annual training, contact either Bobby Wassel or Ben Smyth.