Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Racial Justice Leadership Institute

The Access to Justice Institute, Dean’s Office, and Student Bar Association invite you to apply for the Racial Justice Leadership Institute (RJLI).  

RJLI is a professional development opportunity that is being offered to SU law students in line with our commitment to the University mission.  RJLI is designed to foster leadership skills for working in all areas of the profession in ways that resist systems of privilege and oppression.  Participants can expect to gain:
  • Common tools and language for addressing discomfort, tension, confusion, and other dynamics that emerge in classrooms and workplaces
  • Strategies for identifying, naming, and responding to difficult situations related to identity, privilege, and oppression
  • Deeper connections with peers, including a sense of solidarity and trust with other RJLI participants
  • Shared analysis about the structural and interpersonal operations of racial privilege and oppression
  • Skills for cultivating personal wellness as a strategy for personal and professional sustainability
This program is comprised of one day-long session and two follow-up evening sessions this spring semester.  The sessions will take place on the Seattle University campus.  The RJLI session dates are:
Session 1 – Saturday, February 6th (9 am to 5 pm)
Session 2 – Thursday, March 3rd (6 pm to 9 pm)
Session 3 – Thursday, April 7th (6 pm to 9 pm)

The application process is open now and will be closed at midnight on Wednesday, January 23rd.  To apply, please complete an application here.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

If you have any questions, please email Liz Guinn.