Race, Inequality and Social Justice
June 21 - 26, 2020
The Race, Inequality and Social Justice program will address a score of issues that have plagued the United States since its founding. The systemic racism that has built a legacy of racial injustice will be studied through case study, statistical analysis, and through first-person accounts. During this immersive experience, you will explore the key issues that challenge America today.
During this program you will:
- Attend classroom lectures and discussions that highlight racial disparities in issues ranging from housing access, to foster care placement, to access to higher education.
- Present on the range of organizations – local to national, small to large – that seek to bring change to the country and recognize these important issues.
- Engage with the Brandeis tradition of academic and artistic achievement, robust debate, diversity and justice.
- Discussion topics ranging from access to education, housing, and healthcare, to foster care placement, to wage gaps, to activism and the path to equity.
- Study in a program that reveres learning and rigorous academic work of the highest standards.
- Breakfast: 8 - 9:00 a.m.
- Course Time: 9 a.m. - noon
- Lunch: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
- Guest Lecture: 1:15 - 3:00 p.m.
- Small Group Reflection: 3:15 - 4:30 p.m.
- Dinner: 5 - 6:30 p.m.
- Campus Scavenger Hunt: 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.
- Project Time: 7 - 9:00 p.m.
- In Residence Hall: 9:30 p.m.
In the Brandeis tradition of offering academic access to all students, the Race, Inequality and Social Justice program seeks each year to provide a limited number of scholarships to outstanding applicants who otherwise might not be able to afford this exceptional opportunity.