March 6-8, 2019
University of San Diego
Thursday, March 7 • 11:30am - 12:40pm
So, What Happens After You Are "Woke?" Service Learning Student Leaders Speak

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Critical service learning, through reflection on issues of power, privilege, and oppression, can result in students becoming ‘woke’ to issues of injustice, whether it is police brutality, health disparities, the school to prison pipeline, or inequity in education. At CSUMB, Service Learning Student Leaders guide service learners in the process of becoming caring, respectful community members. However, our ultimate goal is for students to go beyond a service perspective to a social justice perspective, that is, to become “woke” to systemic inequalities and to take action. After an introduction to the CSUMB Service Learning Leadership Program, the student leaders will share stories about how their identities play a role in their work as mentors and role models. From their marginalized and privileged standpoints, the leaders will show how they navigate the challenges of becoming social justice change-makers. The session will end with interactive small group discussions and story telling about staying woke and taking action. The audience will come away with ideas for how to encourage critical service learning practices so that students who become aware of social injustice feel empowered to take action about the injustices they witness.


Jessyca Boone

Student, California State University Monterey Bay

Pamela Motoike

Faculty, California State University Monterey Bay

Sebastian Roti

Service Learning Student Leader, California State University Monterey Bay

Victoria Vasquez-Alvarez

Student, California State University Monterey Bay

Thursday March 7, 2019 11:30am - 12:40pm

Attendees (30)