2015 Education and Social Justice Project Presentations

February 1, 2016
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EST
Location: Berkley Center Third Floor Conference Room Map

During its sixth year, the Education and Social Justice Project awarded summer fellowships to four students who spent three weeks with institutions engaged in efforts to promote social justice through education in Canada, Guatemala, Senegal, and South Korea. The 2015 fellows presented their research findings and experiences abroad and answered questions from interested applicants for the upcoming year.
Caitlin Snell worked in Canada to research how cultural education programs are used by Canadian Indian and Catholic institutions to recover lost culture and foster student cultural engagement and identity formation. Dana Drecksel conducted interviews in Seoul and on Jeju Island to investigate how the Korean community responds to social injustices. In Senegal, Sabrina Khan researched the role Catholic schools play in developing concepts of pluralism and citizenship in the Muslim-majority country. In Guatemala, Nicolas Lake worked with the Universidad Rafael Landívar to analyze the impact of the university’s scholarship program for indigenous and female Guatemalans.

This event was cosponsored by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching, and Service.

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