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Diversity and Social Justice Resource Center

The Diversity and Social Justice Resource Center (DSJRC) serves as a campus-wide hub for resources, networking, coaching, consulting, and capacity building on a wide range of social justice issues.

The purpose of the DSJRC is to increase engagement and inclusion across multiple identities; enhance social equity and institutional access; and co-create and support initiatives that promote diversity, social justice, empowerment, and community.

Three primary aims of the DSJRC are:

1) Providing programs and services that support students, staff, and faculty in building authentic relationships across and within differences;
2) Enhancing resources and overall ally development through education;
3) Promoting social justice, equity, and inclusion throughout campus climate, practice, and policy.

Highlighted Upcoming Events

Pauline Park - April 1, 2013

Hip-Hop for Change - April 13, 2013

Our programs:

  • Social Justice Peer Educator’s choose a theme every year. This semester’s theme is Gender Identity and Sexuality. Sacred Stories: Queering Intersections of Religion, Gender, and Sexuality and Let’s Talk: Gender and Sexuality are examples of programs that our Social Justice Peer Educators put on this semester.
  • Drop by the Social Justice Resource Library in the Solidarity Lounge for conversation, resources, consultations with our Social Justice Peer Educators or just to check out upcoming workshops. See our drop-in hours.
  • Summer Academic Workshop (SAW) is a four-week residential program, tailored for first-generation students and provides selected students with a rigorous academic transition to college and a lasting supportive community. 
  • Being the First is a program that seeks to provide opportunities for community building and support for first-generation students throughout their academic years at Mills). See our flyer for an example of this past year's offerings. First Calendar; Being the FIRST Speaker Series;FIRST Generation BBQ.
  • SAW Advisory Board (SAB) supports the network and connection between all SAW cohorts and meets all cohort needs through interactive workshops. See our flyer for an example of this past year's offerings.
  • Hip Hop for Change is an annual free day-long conference that chronicles the journey of hip hop and dives into the questions of ownership, identity, and our role in shaping the future direction of hip hop. Interactive workshops in the past have explored the art, and history of hip hop, and ways one can utilize hip hop as a tool for social change. See our poster for an example of this past year's offerings.
  • Parallels and Intersections are a series of semester-long workshops for members of dis/ability communities, allies, and emerging allies. See our flyer for an example of this past year's offerings.
  • Loncheando en el Lounge and Tacos & Telenovelas is designed for Latinas/Chicanas and Allies to strengthen/learn Spanish and enjoy community in a bilingual and bicultural environment. See our flyer for an example of this semester's events.

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SAW at Mills


Diversity & Social Justice at Mills

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Contact Information

Coordinator for DSJRC

Office of Student Life
Cowell Building

P: 510.430.3165
F: 510.430.3235

Last Updated: 5/13/13