Justice and social change scholarship sessions
To qualify for the Justice and Social Change Microscholarship, you must complete this four-part series of online programs located below about movements for justice and social change, and how to lead social change in your community.
The goal of this series is to increase your understanding and awareness of the need for justice of all kinds before you even arrive on campus. By the end of this series, you should feel knowledgeable and prepared to engage in constructive dialog around justice.
This microscholarship will close Dec. 10, 2021.
For each session, students must:
• Watch the entire session video
• Complete the assigned reading
• Pass the assigned quiz (All located below)
Students must complete all four sessions to qualify for the scholarship, and are expected to comply with Augustana's honor code. All segments and assignments located below must be completed by Dec. 10, 2021.
Have questions about how to qualify? Read the FAQ.
Know justice, know peace
A look at the theory and contemporary movements for justice, lead by Dr. Monica Smith.
Dr. Smith is Augustana's first Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. She has worked in higher education for nearly 20 years. Her most recent accomplishments including establishing employee and student diversity advisory councils, working with enrollment management to increase scholarships to eligible students, and delivering diversity awareness training and educational programs throughout the university
Seeing color: how to identify bias and move forward together
Led by Dr. Smith
Deep down in my heart: answering the call for justice and change with the liberal arts
Led by Dr. Jason Mahn, Professor of Religion and Director of the Presidential Center for Faith and Leadership.
Dr. Mahn has been a professor at Augustana since 2008. He has published a number of scholarly articles about contemporary Christian theology and religious belief, suffering, vocation, secularism, and temptation and sin as well as two books: "Fortunate Fallibility: Kierkegaard and the Power of Sin" and "Becoming a Christian in Christendom: Radical Discipleship and the Way of the Cross in America's "Christian" Culture."
Do more than march: leading social change and seeking justice
This session features four alumni who are engaged in social change and seeking justice for others. The alumni participants are:
• Lydia Ruelas Durán, an educator
• Colleen Kilbride, an immigration attorney
• Dr. Jeremy Hoffman, a climate scientist
• Cameron Onumah, a rising leader at Amazon and former aide to California Senator Diane Feinstein
Session four assignments