Social Justice Peer Education Program (SJPE)

Social Justice Peer Education Program

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Mission Statement

The Social Justice Peer Education (SJPE) Program of the Brown Center for Students of Color (BCSC) serves to engage the Brown community with social justice through peer-facilitated workshops that develops participants’ awareness, knowledge and skills on diversity, inclusion and the contemporary systems of oppression, particularly with communities of color.

Description of the Program

The SJPE Program is a program facilitated by student leaders to educate and engage the larger Brown community about social justice. This program is designed to create an environment that will engage participants in difficult conversations about identity-based social inequalities. Through interactive workshops, the Educators seek to help participants:

  • Enhance their multicultural competence
  • Challenge their awareness and appreciation of difference in themselves and others
  • Incorporate social justice ideals in their life
  • Think critically about their local and world view
  • Gain tools to effectively communicate these issues

SJPE Educators

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Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will become familiar with social justice terminology and inclusive language.
  • Participants will be able to understand the intricate system of power and privilege including the historical and contemporary manifestations at Brown and beyond.
  • Participants will gain knowledge on the intersection of socially and culturally constructed identities based on race/ethnicity and its intersections with other dimensions of social identity.
  • Participants will be able to develop critical consciousness.
  • Participants will be able to engage in compassionate dialogue.

For more information about the Social Justice Peer Education Program, please email sjpe@brown.edu.