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20
Jul

Social Justice Research Academy: SYLLABUS 2014

 SOCIAL JUSTICE RESEARCH ACADEMY 2014: Syllabus

The Social Justice Research Academy, held annually every July at the University of Pennsylvania, is for high school students—from across the USA and around the world—who are interested in the theory, history, and contemporary practice of social justice. In 2014, 53 students from four continents gathered together for three weeks—with Penn faculty from a wide range of disciplines and with activists from the arenas of economy, politics, religion, education, immigration, food, health, culture, community development, and more:

  • to engage in a wide range of critical inquiries and discussions,
  • to attend provocative lectures, films, and site visits, and
  • to participate in activities and workshops, including Theatre of the Oppressed.

Click here to review our 2014 SYLLABUS. 

Click here for registration information. 

 Please direct inquiries to Prof. Andy Lamas at: ATLamas@sas.upenn.edu 
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20
Aug

Bread and Roses. Tortillas and Sunflowers, Too.

SOCIAL JUSTICE RESEARCH ACADEMY 2013:
Week Four Documentary

This short film (34:29) — Bread and Roses. Tortillas and Sunflowers, Too — documents highlights of the fourth and final week (July 22-26, 2013) of the second annual Social Justice Research Academy at the University of Pennsylvania. 

19
Aug

Cracks in the Walls

SOCIAL JUSTICE RESEARCH ACADEMY 2013:
Week Three Documentary

This short film (25:11) — Cracks in the Walls — documents highlights of the third week (July 15-19, 2013) of the second annual Social Justice Research Academy at the University of Pennsylvania.

19
Aug

Waltzing With Eyes on the Hand of Privilege

SOCIAL JUSTICE RESEARCH ACADEMY 2013:
THEATRE OF THE OPPRESSED Workshop (Video 3 of 3)

This short film (7:25) — Waltzing With Eyes on the Hand of Privilege — documents highlights of the third day of our three-day THEATRE OF THE OPPRESSED workshop held during the second week (July 8-12, 2013) of the second annual Social Justice Research Academy at the University of Pennsylvania.

19
Aug

Contradictions: Overcoming the Myth of Sisyphus and Pushing for Social Justice

SOCIAL JUSTICE RESEARCH ACADEMY 2013:
THEATRE OF THE OPPRESSED Workshop (Video 2 of 3)

This short film (20:04) — Contradictions: Overcoming the Myth of Sisyphus and Pushing for Social Justice — documents highlights of the second day of our three-day THEATRE OF THE OPPRESSED workshop held during the second week (July 8-12, 2013) of the second annual Social Justice Research Academy at the University of Pennsylvania.

19
Aug

What’s Going On?

SOCIAL JUSTICE RESEARCH ACADEMY 2013:
THEATRE OF THE OPPRESSED Workshop [Video 1 of 3)

This short film (11:25) — What’s Going On? — documents highlights of the first day of our three-day THEATRE OF THE OPPRESSED workshop held during the second week (July 8-12, 2013) of the second annual Social Justice Research Academy at the University of Pennsylvania.

16
Jul

Creative Reason and Critical Magic

SOCIAL JUSTICE RESEARCH ACADEMY 2013:
Week Two Documentary

This short film (13:10) — Creative Reason and Critical Magic — documents highlights of the second week (July 8-12, 2013) of the second annual Social Justice Research Academy at the University of Pennsylvania.

27
Jun

SOCIAL JUSTICE RESEARCH ACADEMY Syllabus 2013

The second annual Social Justice Research Academy was held at the University of Pennsylvania during July 2013. High school students from across the USA and from China, South Korea, Turkey, Ukraine, Spain, Canada, Singapore, and El Salvador will be participating in our intensive and critical program of classes, site visits, and activities. The syllabus for this year’s program is available here for your review.

Please direct any questions and comments to me at: ATLamas@sas.upenn.edu

SOCIAL JUSTICE RESEARCH ACADEMY Syllabus OFFICIAL VERSIONj 2013 rev. 08-19-2013

18
Mar

Social Justice Research Academy — Introduction

Social Justice Research Academy

The Social Justice Research Academy brings high school students from across the USA and around the world together with faculty from the University of Pennsylvania (and visiting faculty from other institutions) to examine the historical importance and the contemporary relevance of struggles to overcome inequality and injustice.

Morning Lectures and Discussions – Attend classes with Penn faculty from several disciplines, including urban/global studies, philosophy, race and gender, economics and community development, politics, law and policy, history, sociology, environment, and public health.

Afternoon Workshops and Site Visits – Participate in activities with special guests from community groups, cooperatives, socially responsible businesses, labor unions, political advocacy organizations, environmental projects, urban farms, research institutes, and philanthropies.

The promise of – and the struggle for – freedom is one of the enduring narratives of human society. The faculty will call upon knowledge and experience from many sources:
•past struggles – peasant revolts, slave rebellions, anti-colonial and anti-apartheid independence movements
•present struggles – Arab Spring, Occupy, and ongoing human rights campaigns across the globe

This academy has been designed for students who are interested in:
•society, economy, politics, and environment
•performing research supplemented by photography, video, music, art, or digital design
•developing skills for leadership and organizational development
•completing projects related to freedom, justice, equality, sustainability, peace, and fairness

Program Director: Andrew T. Lamas, J.D.

Andy Lamas began teaching at the University of Pennsylvania in 1990. His primary appointment is in the School of Arts & Sciences’ Urban Studies Program, where he focuses on the theoretical and practical dimensions, as well as the philosophical and religious bases, of social justice and economic democracy — in the context of urbanization. He has also lectured in other schools and programs at Penn, including the Law School, the Wharton School, and the School of Social Policy & Practice.

If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Lamas at: ATLamas@sas.upenn.edu

27
Aug

Social Justice Research Academy 2012

We are very pleased to announce that the Social Justice Research Academy was successfully launched this summer at the University of Pennsylvania. Designed for high school students from around the world, the full-time, month-long, residential program is to be offered here at Penn every July. The Academy brings students together with Penn faculty and other scholars and activists to examine the historical importance and the contemporary relevance of struggles to overcome inequality and injustice.

During July 2012, we held our inaugural, month-long program with 32 students from around the USA and from Turkey, Israel, Egypt, Russia, South Korea, China, and the United Kingdom. For more information about our 2012 Academy, please read my Syllabus (attached below).

SOCIAL JUSTICE RESEARCH ACADEMY 2012 Syllabus