Social Justice Saturday School
Mexican American Center for
Community and Economic Development
The Social Justice Saturday School will once again start up in January of 2011. The school is being sponsored by MACED, Austin Voices for Education And Youth and the Center for Mexican American Studies at The University of Texas at Austin.
The purpose of the school is to identify and train a group of community activists who can practice the art of civic engagement in creative ways that will inspire others to join them.
Up to 30 students from high school and up are welcome to apply. Classes will be held on Saturdays in the Chicano Cultural Room inside the Texas Union at UT from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Lunch will be provided. Some of the topics that will be covered include:
Economics and the Origins of Poverty
Social Movements in History
The Media and the Images that Construct Identity
Demographics 101 - Understanding what is meant by "the community"
The Ins and Outs of the Prison System in Texas
Schools vs. Education and what Mark Twain thought
Understanding Public Narratives, the story of you, us and now
For more information please contact Alfredo Santos c/s (512) 944-4123
For the Enrollment Application click the Social Justice box on the right.
The 2011 Social Justice Saturday School concluded on March 5th, 2011. This semester there were students and adults from around the city who participated. Among the high schools represented this semester were: Akins, LASA, LBJ, and Lanier. We look forward to holding a summer session. More information forthcoming.