Social Justice Study Community

The Social Justice Study Community is an initiative to have conversations about race and equity in our Southeast Como community. The goal of this group is to expand our understanding of what social justice and social equity means for our neighborhood. This work is intrinsic and reflective. 

Any topics that the group feels are relevant to discussing equity will be considered. This group is meant to be an open, welcoming space for individuals to talk about inequities they experience and witness. We will have constructive dialogue between members and the community. This group is open and welcome to anyone wanting to join at any time, including members of SECIA and the surrounding community.

How to Get Involved

Everyone is invited to join the conversation! The committee currently meets bimonthly on the 2nd Monday and 4th Thursday of each month.

The next meeting is Monday, June 14th at 7-8PM. Click here to join via zoom.

This month’s topic is LGBTQ+ activism and the stonewall riots. We encourage attendees to watch this video on the riots and LGBTQ+ activist Marsha P. Johnson. When watching this video, what do civil rights mean to you? Have you ever been to Pride before and what did you notice about the event? How might we welcome people of different sexual identities into our community?

If you have questions or ideas you’d like to share, please contact Laura ([email protected]) and Quinn ([email protected]).

Past Topics

  • Inter-generational Connections: Last month, the focus of SECIA’s Social Justice Study Community conversation was on the intersection of age and racial equity. Our SE Como neighborhood includes a variety of ages including college students, young families, and retirees. Our goal for this conversation was to discuss social justice movements across the decades–comparing similarities and differences, distilling lessons learned, and considering how these lessons might be applied to take action against racism and the intersections that many people experience. We were so glad to see everyone who was able to be there! This conversation will continue on.