Social Justice

Social Justice Week


Date: January 22-25 2018

Social Justice Week, sponsored by the Butler Center for Service and Leadership, is a student-led initiative 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, January 22nd - Wednesday, January 24th

Tunnel of Oppression | SC Grand Ballroom | 4-10 pm

Tunnel of Oppression is a multimedia exhibit designed to challenge peoples' ideas and perceptions of issues dealing with oppression. Participants explore each issue through a guided tour of rooms designed by student organizations. The tunnel experience is designed to challenge the thoughts and perceptions of issues surrounding oppression. Topics this year include:

  • Racism
  • Sexual Assault
  • Religion
  • Human Trafficking
  • Environment
  • Mental Health
  • Poverty

Monday, January 22nd

Justice is Sweet | The Rock Plaza | 12-2 pm

Participants will be encouraged to share their thoughts on social justice at the Rock Plaza. Promotional information for Social Justice Week and Tunnel of Oppression will be distributed.

Tuesday, January 23rd 

Whose Streets Documentary Screening | 7-9 PM | Cosford Cinema

Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. Empowered parents, artists, and teachers from around the country come together as freedom fighters. As the national guard descends on Ferguson with military grade weaponry, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new resistance. 

Coordinated and Co-Sponsored by the Butler Center, Hurricane Productions and the Cinematic Arts Council.

Wednesday, January 24th 

Center for Social Change Open House | 5-7 PM | Butler Center for Service and Leadership (SC 204)

This year, make a resolution to change something greater than yourself. Join us as we visit the Center for Social Change, Miami’s premier coworking space where nonprofits and social entrepreneurs collaborate to solve our community’s — and the world’s — most pressing problems. Explore how you can be part of this collaborative, community-driven environment for nonprofits and social entrepreneurs. Light bites and refreshments will be served.

Free Transportation for UM students will depart from the Butler Center for Service and Leadership(SC 204) at 5 pm.

Coordinated by the Center for Social Change

Thursday, January 25th 

Multi-Faith Inspiration & Action | 5-8 PM | University of Miami Hillel

Join University of Miami's Hillel to learn about the Muslim faith and observe and evening Muslim prayer at the Masjid. This is a part of of the My Neighbors Keeper Multi-Faith Initiative for Muslims, Evangelical Christians and Jews to create opportunities to develop understanding and harmony. 

Free transportation will depart at 5 pm from UMiami Hillel. Space is limited to 25 students with OrgSync registration. For more information, please contact Rabbi Lyle at

Coordinated and Co-Sponsored by the University of Miami Hillel(in conjunction with the My Neighbors Keeper Multi-Faith Initiative and the Butler Center,

For more information regarding Social Justice Week 2018, please contact the Butler Center for Service and Leadership at