We, in SSJ, are committed to justice education on campus and in the wider community. Through education, we can increase awareness, increase action, strengthen our faith and reduce prejudices and stereotypes.
Justice Walkin' Program:
Justice Walkin' is a service group that initiates college students into a life transformed by the Gospel and its application in daily living.
The group meets every other Saturday morning to volunteer from 9-11am and then for a reflection meeting from 11-12:30pm.
Feed My Starving Children in Eagan, MN
Senator Al Franken speaking on Veterans Day at the St. Cloud Veterans Hospital
Each month we take a group of students who signed up to volunteer at a different location to emerse ourselves.
Sex Trafficking Awareness Week:
We partnered with the Institute of Women's Leadership and the Bonner Leader Program to plan a week of awareness and education about the issue of sex trafficking in the United States and close to home in Minnesota. Joy Friedmen from Breaking Free, an organization that helps to free women who are being trafficked, spoke and a fundraiser was put on to raise money for the Breaking Free organization.
TOMS One Day Without Shoes
A day dedicated to children who cannot afford shoes. This is our opportunity to learn what it feels like to walk around without shoes and be at-risk for disease and infection. Here is a video we used to promote this day: TOM's Video
This was a two week challenge during Lent to drink only water and donate the money saved from other beverages to the H2O Project to help build wells in Uganda. At the end of the two weeks there was a benefit concert to also raise money and awareness for the lack of clean water around the world.