Your Social Justice Interests

Social justice isn’t just a concept, it’s your passion. Be a changemaker, and be the difference. Find Connections to expand your cultural awareness.

  • SPA 98

    Casa is offering a Winter Quarter 2019 FYAC seminar through the Spanish Department. This seminar will focus on creating a space in Casa for all of you to engage and express through language. We will explore how Spanish and being bilingual/bicultural creates and develops our identities as Chicanx/Latinx students in the US. You will have the opportunity to be academically supported by faculty and graduate students.

    Open to Casa LLC Only.

    • Time and Location: Mondays, 6:10-7:30 p.m., Thompson Hall Room 110 (First Meeting: 01/14)
    •  Register: This Connection is for CASA students only. If you are a CASA student, please email Cirilo Cortez ( for more information.

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  • Middle Eastern and South Asian (ME/SA) Identity and Academic Success

    Middle Eastern and South Asian (ME/SA) Identity and Academic Success is a First Year Aggie Connection seminar that supports the success of first-year students of Middle Eastern and South Asian backgrounds at UC Davis. Students will critically explore what their ME/SA identity means to them, both on campus and off-campus, and how their identity connects to how they envision academic and personal success. Through the course we will envision and create a plan of action on how to advocate for our respective ME/SA identities and what our collective future could look like, while we simultaneously build community with each other through creative avenues.

    Open to ME/SA LLC Students Only 

    • Time and Location: Tuesdays, 11:10 a.m.-12 p.m., Olive Main
    • RegisterThis Connection is for credit (CRN: 43688). Registration for this Connection is now closed.

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  • Discover Yourself: Diversity Awareness in Activities

    From activities like diversity bingo to a privilege walk, explore self-awareness and intersectionality of identity, and learn how they influence your overall mental health, career choices, interpersonal relationships, commitment to equality and social justice, and more.

    Open to all new students

    • Time and Location: Fridays, 11:05–11:55 a.m., 132 North Hall
    • Register: Registration for this Connection is now closed.

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  • RepresentASIANS

    From the yellow peril to model minorities, representations of Asian Americans in historical and mainstream media have been problematic. We'll explore how media biases and stereotypes affect self-perception and mental health as well as how Asian Americans have responded to, resisted and protested those representations.

    Open to all new students

    • Time and Location: Thursdays, 11:05–11:55 a.m., 132 North Hall
    • Register: Registration for this Connection is now closed.

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  • ID: Exploring Identity and Diversity

    In this Connection, you will have the opportunity to explore your own identity and those of your peers and reflect on how your various intersecting identities influence your experience of UC Davis and of society more broadly. We will discuss gender, sexuality, race/ethnicity, (dis)ability, privilege, personality, and many other topics relating to identity. We will also discuss the value of diversity in higher education and in the workplace. Activities in this Connection will include (but are not limited to) listening to presentations from various campus departments (e.g., Allyship presentation from the LGBTQIA Resource Center; presentation from the Student Disability Center; presentation from the AB540 and Undocumented Student Center) and Completing the StrengthsFinder assessment.

    Open To All New Students

    • Time and Location: Tuesdays, 5:10–6 p.m., TBD
    • Register: Registration for this Connection is now closed.

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