Phase 2: Living History

Immersive Learning Experiences and Travel

Phase Two Content and Activity Themes:

  • Immersive travel to the South to deepen Fellows’ understanding of the long-term impacts of both historical systems of oppression and the triumphs of Civil Rights-era leaders
  • Connecting this history with current events to understand present-day injustice and oppression
  • Interactive learning experiences that challenge Fellows to apply their knowledge about social justice issues to various issues
  • Exploring solutions to present-day social justice issues based on learnings from the history of successful social justice movements
  • Ongoing exploration of self, personal identity and beginning to envision one’s place in the in the present-day movement for social justice
  • Building on communication skills by experimenting with facilitating Fellowship activities with peers and limited engagement with external partners

Learning Objectives:

  • Fellows will demonstrate the ability to analyze current events through the lens of history and intersectionality to comprehend present-day social justice issues
  • Fellows will be able to apply their understanding of identity, power and privilege to identify and describe more nuanced forms of discrimination in the current context Fellows will be able to evaluate instances of discrimination and determine how they can use their individual power to call out/address the identified issue
  • Fellows will be able to identify opportunities and implement strategies in their day-to-day lives to promote respect

Outcomes Associated with Phase Two:

  • Increased knowledge about social justice issues, including: the US Civil Rights Movement, Black and Jewish American history, intersecting forms of oppression, current social justice issues
  • Improved skills and abilities, including: identification of discrimination, promoting respect
  • Improved attitudes and beliefs related to diversity, equity and inclusion including related to the issues of: racism, anti-Semitism, those who are different from me
  • Improved readiness to act as a social justice leader, including increased confidence in the following areas: talking with others about social justice issues, calling out injustices