BENEFITING: EAST YARD COMMUNITIES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
The Social Justice Research Collaborative (SJRC) is an opportunity for first gen undergraduate students of color to have a supportive environment in which to conduct social justice oriented research.
This space will provide a week-long intensive training and six weeks of follow up through individual support for participants who want to experience creating knowledge through research. Because of the limited opportunities available at various campuses, we want to ensure that students understand what the research process is (and what it isn't) before they consider graduate school. Rather than solely encourage them to participate in programs whose funding depends on their application, acceptance and completion of graduate school, we want to encourage scholars in a much more open and honest manner to consider if they want to build a research career.
One of our fundamental beliefs is that research skills are meant to be used in the service of collective well-being. We want to provide students with an opportunity to consider research as part of a greater project of creating the knowledge that will build our communities up through critical insight and analysis.