President Ali and students working in garden

Social Justice in Action

Poverty, discrimination, racial injustice, homelessness. Social injustice is all around us. Find out how the whole Roosevelt community puts social justice into action every day.

A Helping Hand

Pharmacy Students Help Puerto Rico Peers

When Roosevelt students see others in need, they take action. Four Roosevelt pharmacy students recently raised more than $2,000 to support their peers at the University of Puerto Rico amid hurricane relief efforts.

Crossing Borders

How can we improve society? David Faris, associate professor of political science, believes it starts with instilling Roosevelt's values of social justice in the classroom. Here, we are creating the next generation of socially conscious leaders.

Speaking Out

Man in RU hat at protest

Our social justice blog is written by and for the Roosevelt community. It’s all about the things that matter most to us, and the issues that move us to learn more, speak with conviction and act courageously.

Desire Bernard
“I never realized the obstacles that our homeless have in getting back on their feet,” said Bernard, who grew up in Belize City where she first saw street people and learned that reaching out is part of belonging to a community. “If anyone was hungry, there was always someone there with a pot of food,” she said. “What I’ve learned is that America has the resources in place to help, but it lacks the community.”
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