Social Justice

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Social Justice Week | January 27th-31st | UM Coral Gables Campus

Social Justice Week is an initiative led and developed by a committee of faculty, staff and student leaders aimed at bringing awareness to the various social issues impacting our campus and surrounding community. Social Justice Week is supported by student organizations and campus departments in an effort to bridge gaps within the campus community through dialogues, experiential activities and initiatives that promote equity, justice and inclusion. 

Full Week Schedule

Monday, January 27th

Tunnel of Oppression | 4PM-9PM | Shalala Student Center Ballrooms

Tunnel of Oppression is a sensory-based, multimedia program designed to expose various acts of oppression taking place today. The experience is designed to challenge the thoughts and perceptions of issues surrounding oppression. Join us on this educational journey as we shed light on the following topics: Ableism, Environment, Gender Issues, Immigration, LGBTQIA+, Mental Health and Racism.

Tuesday, January 28th

Tunnel of Oppression | 4PM-9PM | Shalala Student Center Ballrooms

Wednesday, January 29th 

Tunnel of Oppression | 4PM-9PM | Shalala Student Center Ballrooms

Educational Screening of Harriet | 6PM-8PM | Whitten Learning Center 140

Join us as we watch the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and metamorphosis into one of America's greatest heroes, whose courage changed the course of history. Bring friends to enjoy the movie and eat popcorn! 

Thursday, January 30th 

IBIS Intersections | 5:30PM-7:30PM | Whitten University Center 2300J

IBIS Intersections is a monthly program designed to focus on different topics and issues within the LGBTQ community to encourage awareness, foster discussion, and build knowledge.

Getting to Know U |7:30PM-9:30PM | Shalala Student Center Activities South

Interact in a multi-faith interactive dialogue, "Getting to Know You" and immerse yourself in an unforgettable cultural experience! Students representing various faith based organizations will come together to share and answer questions pertaining to their faith traditions and what they most like about their faith. There will also be an opportunity for Q & A and discussion.

Friday, January 31st

#IAMCOMMITTED | 11AM-1PM | Lakeside Patio Stage Area

Close the week with a call to action and represent your commitment to addressing social issues. Participants will be encouraged to write and take a picture with the social justice issue they are committed to. They will be able to sign the Social Justice Week banner pledging to remain dedicated to their issue within the UM and surrounding Miami community.


For more information pertaining to the Social Justice Week 2020 schedule, contact th eButler Center for Service and Leadership at or 305-284-4483.