The University of South Carolina offers its students a free 18-week training program in social justice.

From Campus Reform:

The University of South Carolina recently launched a semester-long “Social Justice Program” to train student activists to “combat bias.”

The school put out a call for applications earlier this month, noting that the goal is to create “a network of people who work to combat bias within their community.”

Participants in the 18-week program will work through three stages of training—”Ally,” “Advocate,” and “Activist”—each of which involves 12 hours of training spread out over six bi-weekly sessions.

At the “Ally Level,” students work to attain an “understanding of identity” while exploring topics of “privilege,” “social justice philosophy,” and “bias and hate.”

Next, they move on to the “Advocate” level, where they discuss “advocating for issues of social justice, and engaging ethically in communities of which [they] are not apart.”

In the final stage, the “Activist” level, students put what they learn into practice through a “service learning project,” and will be required to complete to other social-justice related events, like a “Safe Zone Ally Training” or a “Diversity Retreat.”


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