Social Justice

Social Justice Week | February 15 -20 | 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. 

Monday, February 15th-19th

"Invisible" Art Installation by Nadine Hall | Master of Fine Arts Student

9:30AM-4:45PM (each day)

University Center Lower Lounge

Visit the University Center Lower Lounge to experience a moving piece aimed to stimulate dialogue and create an opportunity for students to reflect and share varying ways they've felt invisible.

Video Premiere of What Is Social Justice? From Words to Action


Enter Room HERE

Join us for an exclusive video premiere and dynamic discussion entitled Word on the Street: Social Justice Edition complied of University of Miami student voices giving their very own definition of social justice.

Tuesday, February 16th

Justice and Health


Social Media | Instagram Live via The LGBTQ Student Center @umlgbtq

Tune into the LGBTQ Student Center's instagram live for great conversation and information on sexual health, PrEP and why minoritized populations widely distrusts vaccines. This event is in conjunction with student organizations, the LGBTQ Student Center and Student Health Services.  

Wednesday, February 17th

Hostile Terrain 94 | Crafting Witness for Migrant Children


Remote for Students on Campus

Register HERE

The Hostile Terrain 94 Exhibit, is a global pop-up exhibition to be installed at Richter Library in late February, raises awareness about the humanitarian crisis at the southern U.S border.

This experience is offered to students remotely on campus and requires registration while supplies last. Once you’ve registered, you will receive further information on what is in your completed packet. 

Pick up for materials will be available in the Butler Center for Service and Leadership
from Monday, February 15th- Wednesday 17th from 10AM- 4PM each day. All completed packets must be returned Friday, February 19th by 4:30PM.

Thursday, February 18th

Beyond the U: A Glance into the Surrounding Miami Community


Register HERE 

Meet us virtually as we take a closer look at our surrounding Miami community as we discuss issues pertaining to homelessness, gentrification, and food insecurity with Repair the World Miami and the University of Miami Hillel.

Friday, February 19th

Where Do I Go From Here?

Social Media

Congratulations, you've immersed yourself in Social Justice Week 2021. You’ve gained knowledge, reflected and been made aware of what is happening around you. Now what? Review this infographic full of Social Justice Week gems and find exciting new ways to take the next step.

Saturday, February 20th

Black Awareness Month Day of Service 


Lakeside Patio

Register HERE

Each year Black Awareness Month offers an opportunity for the University of Miami Students to give back to the community through intentional service. Join us for Black Awareness Month (BAM) Day of Service in conjunction with local nonprofit agencies. Students will have the opportunity to create care packages for some amazing health care heroes! Come with your friends and fellow peers! 

For more information on any of the Social Justice Week programs, contact the Butler Center at 305-284-4883 or at