Social Justice Action Teams
The Social Justice Hub invites UW-Madison students and campus members to join current Social Justice Teams or to form yours. Find friends, choose a social justice topic of interest, schedule a kickoff, and determine steps to create positive change.
A current Action Teams includes the Criminal Justice Reform Team. Form a team and pick a focus.
Social Justice Action Teams Formation Steps
Detailed steps are here.
Social Justice team members will work together to:
- Create a purpose statement for the Action Team
- Create a timeline for activities
- Research related organizations on campus and connect.
- Set an initial kickoff meeting inviting friends (potentially also related organizations)
- Create a process to integrate new members as they come on board
- 10-minute 3-week and 6-week 10-minute progress report gives details, challenges and successes
- Weekly coaching by a Social Justice Hub staff member
- Additional suggested Action Team initial steps to get going are noted here.
Members of Social Justice Action Teams gain:
- Hands-on experiences working on social justice issues of interest
- Experience in goal-setting, budgeting, event planning, collaboration, teamwork, leading, creating agendas, running meetings, critical analysis, and much more
- Up to $250 to cover approved expenses related to supporting the Action Team, such as room/AV costs, materials, software and related items
Effective Social Justice Action Teams include the following:
- The Social Justice Action Team’s clear initial purpose and action plan in order to be effective
- At least two members
- Enthusiasm and ability to achieve the desired goal(s) in a limited timeframe
- Awareness of related campus organizations where collaborations can occur to move the project forward
- Clear learning goals for what you hope to gain being part of this team