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Washington State Now Paying Students to Promote Social Justice

Washington State Now Paying Students to Promote Social Justice

“Social Justice Peer Educators”

Work study programs sure have changed over the years.

Check out this story from Campus Reform:

Students get $11/hr to “advance social justice and diversity”

Washington State University is paying students who know “how power, privilege, oppression operates” $11 per hour to “promote equity and advance social justice.”

The “Social Justice Peer Educators” program was established in August of 2014, and according to the Washington State University Diversity Education page, participants “are tasked with developing and implementing educational programs and trainings for their undergraduate peers, which advance equity, diversity, and social justice.”

According to the job description page on the WSU Diversity Education site, a “Basic” qualification for the “Social Justice Peer Educator” job is to have “interest in learning more about diversity and how to advance social justice,” and “familiarity with how power, privilege, oppression operates.”

A “Preferred” candidate, meanwhile, is expected to have “experience building and implementing educational programs, and particularly programs that address structural inequality.”

The job description notes that peer educators “will work closely with the Diversity Education Coordinator to design and facilitate educational programs, workshops, and trainings that promote equity and advance social justice and diversity,” and will work a maximum of 10 hours per week.


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That will probably be their highest paying job.