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Social Justice Round Table Proposal Information

The Social Justice Roundtable is a monthly open forum series for members of the Cornell and Ithaca communities to discuss social justice issues affecting both our campus and community. During each roundtable, participants will investigate and discuss a compelling issue in social justice. Each roundtable will be led by one of the following:

  • an organization or group on campus;
  • an organization or group of individuals from the Ithaca community;
  • a faculty or group of faculty members; or
  • a group of students.

Are you interested in facilitating a discussion around any social justice issues for the Social Justice Roundtable Dinner Series? If so, please complete the Social Justice Roundtable application form and/or contact Community Development and Social Justice Programs at cdsjprogram.oadi@cornell.edu

2016-2017 Dates

  • October 20th, 2016 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm in the OADI Lounge (200 CCC)
  • November 17th, 2016 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm in the 401 Physical Science Building
  • February 23rd, 2017 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm in the 401 Physical Science Building
  • March 16th, 2017 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm in the 401 Physical Science Building
  • April 20th, 2017 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm in the 401 Physical Science Building

Eligibility and Qualifications
Applicants must have adequate background and knowledge about the proposed justice issue.

Applications Requirements
The Social Justice Roundtable has two parts: an application form and a written proposal. Applicants may complete both parts of the application by contacting cdsjprogram.oadi@cornell.edu

Part I: Application The application collects basic demographic information about applicants including name and contact information.
Part II: General Questions Applicants will respond to general prompts about the social topic issue they wish to present at the Roundtable and Workshop.
Part III: Social Justice Roundtable Proposal Applicants will respond to a series of prompts regarding the social justice topic of interest, the roundtable logistics, and other issues relevant to the selection criteria.

Application Selection Criteria

  • Quality of Proposed Project - Quality will be evaluated based on the clarity of the applicant’s proposed goals, outcomes, and impact for both the proposed roundtable and workshop.  
  • Potential for Student Impact - Student impact potential will be evaluated based on the applicant’s incorporation of critical reflection, clearly articulated learning outcomes AND opportunities for further engagement for those present at the Social Justice Roundtable. 
  • Potential for Community Impact - Community impact potential will be evaluated based on the applicant’s ability to describe the need to address the social justice issue in the community, and to design a roundtable/workshop to help participants understand the issue and how they can transform it.
  • Feasibility and Sustainability - Feasibility and sustainability will be evaluated based on the clarity and measurability of the applicant’s proposed goals and the demonstrated strength of the relationship between applicant and partner organization or community (if applicable). 
  • Sharing with Others - Sharing with others will be evaluated on the applicant’s proposed plan for disseminating information and leading/facilitating discussion with those present at the Social Justice Roundtable.

Application Deadline and Selection

  • The deadline for applications is noon on January14th, 2017.