Advocacy and Activism
The Office of Community Engagement and Service is home to the Social Action Center. We recognize that social action can mean a lot of things. We use social action to mean exercising individual and collective agency aimed at addressing issues of common concern. Social action can take many forms including but not limited to: individual volunteerism, organizational involvement, community building, and organized activism. Social action confronts systemic injustices. We believe that all people have the capacity to become powerful agents of change if only they are given the awareness, skills, and resources.
The Social Action Center is the crossroads for creating connections between Miami and the larger world. It is also a place to inspire and educate students to take effective action. The Social Action Center seeks to provide students with resources, programs, and ideas that focus on social change; endeavoring to build community between engaged students and student organizations in a spirit of collaboration for effective action and visibility.
What We Do
The Social Action Center is primarily interested in helping students and student organizations implement their programs and events. We do, however, execute some of our own programming that is in line with our mission of providing students with resources, trainings, and ideas that focus on social change. We offer:
- trainings and workshops for student organizations and leaders to develop stronger and more effective organizations and campaigns;
- monthly forums for student leaders to collaborate, reflect on their work and professionally and personally challenge themselves;
- weekend experiences in Hamilton and Over the Rhine to serve and learn in local agencies and in the community.