#staywoke

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.

  • 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

    • Time and Location: Wednesdays (12-12:50 PM);  Sequoia 1st floor study
    • Registration for this Connection is now closed

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  • Aggies for Social Change

    This will be an opportunity to work with campus and community activists to plan and implement a progressive social change campaign. Student teams will choose an issue to work on in a topic area informed by the social change model below.

    open to all new students

    • Time and location: Tuesdays (2:00-3:00pm); 121 Olson
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    social change model

    *reference: https://academic.oup.com/heapol/article/31/8/964/2198131

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  • Center for African Diaspora Student Success Seminar

    This course blends retention data in higher education with academic strategies to assist first-year African diaspora students in the transition to UC Davis. The course will explore campus culture at a predominantly white research university, racial identity development, academic readiness and skill assessment, and personal responsibility and accountability. In addition, students will learn about campus resources for career and major decision making, internship opportunities, research programs, and leadership development.

    Open to all new students

    • Time and Location: Wednesdays (10:00-11:50 AM); Center for African Diaspora Student Success (270 South Silo)
    • Register: This Connection is for credit. For more information and to obtain the CRN, please contact cfadss@ucdavis.edu.

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  • Woke Data

    Let's mash data and social justice together while eating cupcakes & other yummy stuff! We'll discuss some examples of people or organizations that meld social justice with data analytics to uncover ways in which we can change our community and the world for the better. Some examples include: data and #metoo, satellite data and human rights, #blacklivesmatter, and cycling advocacy and data. We can also talk about some actions we can take to move social change forward. No data analytics experience needed but staying woke most definitely is needed!

    Open to all new students

    • Time and Location: Mondays (3-4 PM); Mrak 63
    • Registration for this Connection is now closed

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  • AB540 & UndocuAggies: Finding Community & Succes

    Navigating a new college campus can be intimidating for many of us. Our ultimate goal is to help facilitate this new transition by building a strong community for new undocumented students on campus. Additionally, we will work on creating a sense of pride in our own individual and collective identities as successful UndocuScholars! Begin your college experience on the right foot. Together we can thrive!

    Open to all new students

    • Time and Location: Tuesdays (4:30-5:45 PM); Student Community Center (SCC), Meeting Room E
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  • Judge My Book, Not The Cover

    Think about the last time you read a book that you were NOT required to read for a class. Did you enjoy reading? Did the book change your thinking? Can you remember the last time you read a book that you were excited to read? This Connection is designed to foster reading for pleasure, which is often forgotten when we are absorbed with reading academic texts. Besides being enjoyable, reading and discussing published work can help you become a better critical thinker and writer. We will read short stories by Native authors and a novel that is actually set in the city of Davis, CA. The protagonist of this fictional book is a UC Davis student who navigates her own identity apart from her parents, siblings and fellow college students. In our book group discussions, we will discuss the themes “Who am I?” and “What’s my story?” as they emerge from different readings.

    Open to all new students

    • Time and Location: Thursdays (11:00-11:50 AM); University House
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  • Category is: RuPaul's Drag Race Extravaganza

    The theme of this FYAC would be to review episodes of RuPaul's Drag Race, critique and analyze the episode as we view the episode and engage in a dialogue about how having RuPaul's Drag Race impact mainstream media has had on the LGBTQIA+ Community and the heteronormative culture in the U.S.

    Open to all new students

    • Time and Location: Mondays (12-1pm); 121 Olson
    • Registration for this Connection is now closed

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