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About the Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation

MISJT Initiatives:

Transformational Learning

To develop and implement Transformational Learning across the curriculum at Roosevelt University in ways that enhance and complement the University’s social justice mission. This initiative will include building sustainable relationships with community partners and social justice allies both locally and nationally. These partnerships will provide students with opportunities for learning beyond the classroom and will lead to an elevated sense of civic and social responsibility. Ongoing support and resources for faculty to design and implement courses will be provided to insure a transformative experience for all involved.

Social Justice Programming

To provide innovative Social Justice Programming that raises consciousness within and beyond the Roosevelt University community, and inspires the realization of social justice and human rights. Ultimately, our goal is to foster an expanded thought process focused on possibilities for transformation, through collaboration with individuals and groups engaged in the struggle to promote social justice and human rights.

Mansfield in Action

Bringing together the strengths of the university and community in order to understand and address gaps in the system that perpetuate the prison pipeline. We engage in specific, long term, collaborative projects with our community partners we are both disrupting the pipeline and giving youth reason to hope while preparing them for productive adulthood. Through coursework, scholarships, fellowships and mentoring, we incorporate Roosevelt University students into the projects so that they gain experience, skills and insights needed to be leaders and agents of social change.

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