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.

  • Fall 2020 Connections now closed! 


  • Black America + Entrepreneurship: A strategy for closing the wealth gap

    The wealth gap between white and Black America is large and continues to grow. In this Student Startup Center Connection, you will meet Black entrepreneurs who have chosen tech entrepreneurship as their career path, their strategy for developing generational wealth. You will have the opportunity to learn from their experiences and advice. You don’t have to want to be an entrepreneur to participate: this is an opportunity for all Black students to learn how the tech community is working to close the racial wealth gap. But if you do want to follow in their footsteps, you have chosen an excellent place to do so. As a student at UC Davis -- a pre-eminent research university -- you now have access to industry-leading technological innovations and the training to develop your own innovations. You also have access to on-campus support in building your ventures.

    • Day/Time: Monday (12-12:50pm) 
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  • Native Americans Building Connections and Strengthening Community

    This Connection will work toward developing a “home away from home” where your values as a Native American are recognized, your student academic successes and accomplishments are celebrated, and your contributions to your community are honored as you are.

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  • My Blackness in Pop Culture

    Students will have an opportunity to discuss different topics in the black community and be able to engage in conversation on these topics as they have shown themselves in popular culture and their lives. Each week we will be examining shows, movies, music and movements that demonstrate the topic for that week. We will discuss code-switching, what it means to be "black," protecting your energy and many more topics. This is an inclusive space is intended for black students to talk about their identities and experiences.

    • Day & Time: Tuesdays (2:10-3:00pm)
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  • First Gen & First to Know: Connecting with Campus Resources & Research

    Are you the first in your family to attend college? Do you find yourself wishing you heard about opportunities sooner? Join this group and connect with fellow first-gen students as we learn how to get involved in research, how to navigate campus resources (both academic and non-academic), pathways to careers and graduate school, and how to be a successful Aggie right out the gate!

    The topics of discussion vary as this Connection is meant to be tailored to what students want to learn about, but may include themes like study habits/tips and tricks, time management and balancing a job with school, how to get into a lab, trials and triumphs of first-gen students, the importance of networking as an undergraduate, scholarship opportunities, "so you wanna go to grad school?", and many more!

    • Day & Time: Tuesdays (9:00-9:50am)
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  • Who Are You?: Exploring Identity and Diversity

    In this Connection, you will have the opportunity to explore your own identity and those of your peers. We will reflect on how your various intersecting identities influence your experience, both looking at UC Davis and society more broadly. We will discuss gender, sexuality, race/ethnicity, (dis)ability, privilege, and many other topics relating to identity. We will also discuss the value of diversity in higher education and in the workplace. This will be an active and engaging space including lectures, group discussions, and activities. 

    • Day & Time: Mondays (4:10-5:00pm) 
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  • We Write Wednesday

    We Write Wednesday (WWW) is a social justice focused creative writing connection designed to encourage EOP students to write spoken poetry, prose and short stories to bring awareness to social issues on campus and in our community. WWW meets the first 6 Wednesdays of the fall quarter. The last connection we will host an Open Mic to showcase our work.

    Open to EOP students only

    • Day/Time: Wednesdays (2:00-2:50pm)
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  • Category is: RuPaul's Drag Race Extravaganza

    In this FYAC we'll be viewing, critiquing, and analyzing episodes of the TV show RuPaul's Drag Race. As we watch, we'll be engaging in dialogue about the impacts of RuPaul's Drag Race on mainstream media, and the effects this has had on the LGBTQIA+ Community and heteronormative culture in the U.S. 

    This Connection is a closed group for Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) students only. 

    • Day & Time: Thursdays (11:00-11:50am) 
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