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Diversity and Social Justice Project

Mission

The Diversity and Social Justice Project (DSJP) aims to offer students, staff, and members of the broader Hamilton community the intellectual and moral tools for becoming global citizens and compassionate human beings.

News and Events

Kate Cieplicki, right, with author Sue Katz, center, at Katz’s book-reading at the John C. Anderson Apartments, the first LGBT-friendly senior housing in the Northeast.
A World in Transition: Transgender Research and Advocacy in Philadelphia

In May, New York State Medicare updated its services to include sex reassignment surgery for diagnosed cases of gender dysphoria, the medical term for individuals suffering from a discrepancy between their birth sex and mental gender. Although civil rights for the LGBT community are more permissive than they ever have been, much reform is still needed for this community to experience equality. Kate Cieplicki ‘16, a psychology and women’s studies double major, is working in Philadelphia this summer to advance support services for LGBT individuals.  More ...

Candice McCardle '15 poses in Chinatown near her internship at The Chinese-American Planning Council.
Candice McCardle ’15 Helps Chinese-American Community in NYC

Working as a grant writer this summer, Candice McCardle ’15 is helping the Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) raise funds to support the many services they offer.  From youth and senior services to day care programs, the CPC benefits the community in New York City’s Chinatown.  More ...

Cultural Odyssey’s Rhodessa Jones and Idris Ackamoor to Perform

Two events featuring Cultural Odyssey’s Rhodessa Jones and Idris Ackamoor will take place on Monday, Feb. 25, and Wednesday, Feb 27. The events are free and open to the public and no tickets are required.  More ...

Goals

  • Prepare our students to live and work as engaged citizens in an increasingly diverse world.
     
  • Foster student and faculty scholarship related to our mission.
     
  • Develop and support curricula and pedagogies that challenge students to think critically about social justice and human diversity and to make connections between this classroom learning and the society in which we live.
     
  • Initiate and strengthen connections between the Hamilton community and the surrounding area around the mission of the Project.

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