Social Justice Leadership Series


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Nationally institutions have had a rise of reports of discrimination and student protests where they feel their voices are not being heard. Institutions face social justice issues and inequities.

For our institution to live up to its mission, we must continuously provide resources and support to our students, faculty, staff, and administrators. We must have a critical eye on where our institution stands and how we can effectively provide educational opportunities for all.

The Texas A&M International University Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement Social Justice Initiative Proposal is an effort to incorporate values of service and respect and encourage personal growth around individual identities and power dynamics.

Given the amount of complexity on what social justice and diversity means, TAMIU community members will greatly benefit from yearlong programming. These programs will include Cultural Heritage Month Events and Social Justice Leadership Series while engaging in dialogues about issues of power, privilege, oppression, and identities.

These programs would provide a space and resources for diverse group of students, faculty, and staff on campus. To add, collaboration throughout the university will be encouraged. We need to come together as a community to effectively facilitate dialogues on issues of social justice. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s philosophy on education is that, “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education” (1947).


Click the tab below to see the calendar for our 2021-2022 Social Justice Leadership Series. 

* You can also RSVP from here!


 SJLS Calendar of Events for the 2021-2022 Academic Year
Date Time Topic RSVP
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 4:30PM-5:30PM Latinx Heritage Month: Self-Identity Basic Human Rights  
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 4:30PM-5:30PM Conscious Coffee Hour: Human Rights in Mexico  
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4:30PM-5:30PM LGBTQIA+ History Month: History of Same Sex Marriage  
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 4:30PM-5:30PM Indigenous People's Month: Learning Fact from Fiction about Columbus Day & Thanksgiving  
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 4:30PM-5:30PM Conscious Coffee Hour: Voicing Afro-Latinx Histories & Identities  RSVP HERE!
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 4:30PM-5:30PM Black History Month: Black Experiences at TAMIU  RSVP HERE!
Wednesday, March 9, 2022 4:30PM-5:30PM Women's History Month: Believe in Your Voice  RSVP HERE!
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 4:30PM-5:30PM Conscious Coffee Hour: Women's Health  RSVP HERE!
Wedenesday, April 13, 2022 4:30PM-5:30PM Arab Heritage Month: Arab Customs and Traditions  RSVP HERE!
Monday, May 2, 2022 4:30PM-5:30PM Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month:  RSVP HERE!

 SJLS Calendar of Events for the 2020 - 2021 Academic Year

Date Time Topic RSVP!
Wednesday, September 16 2020 4:30PM-5:30PM Latino Masculinities Watch Live Recording
Wednesday, September 30 2020 4:30PM-5:30PM Colorism in the Latinx Community Watch Live Recording
Friday, October 9 2020 8:00AM-10:00PM Coming Out Stories Watch Live Recording
Wednesday, October 28 2020 4:30PM-5:30PM Blackface & Cultural Appropriation Watch Live Recording 
Monday, November 2 2020 4:30PM-5:30PM Do You Know Where You Are? Unmuting Place in Higher Education RSVP Here!
Wednesday, November 18 2020 4:30PM-5:30PM Social Justice & Mental Health Watch Live Recording
Wednesday, February 17 2021 4:30PM-5:30PM Heart of the Head Wrap RSVP Here!
Wednesday, February 24 2021 4:30PM-5:30PM Hip-Hop Jam RSVP Here!
Wednesday, March 10 2021 4:30PM-5:30PM Empowered Women Empowering Women Panel Discussion RSVP Here!
Wednesday, March 31 2021 4:30PM-5:30PM Transgender Visibility RSVP Here!
Wednesday, April 14 2020 4:30PM-5:30PM Arab Heritage Month Watch Live Recording!
Wednesday, April 28 2021 4:30PM-5:30PM Race, Culture, & Social Justice Watch Live Recording!
Monday, May 3 2021 4:30PM-5:30PM #HateIsAVirus: A Conversation About Asian Pacific Islander Discrimination in the U.S. Watch Live Recording!