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June 2019  Pride of Lions

April 2019  The Justice Ivy?

February 2019  Justice and the University

November 2018  Reimagining Justice

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Just Societies Facebook LIVE 

This is a series of Just Societies Facebook LIVE programs featuring faculty from Columbia School of Social Work and schools across the University.


• Health and Human Rights with Professor Maya Sabatello and Anindita Dasgupta (Recorded April 23)

Where the Rubber Hits the Road: Social Justice in American Cities with Professor Esther Fuchs and Mayor Michael Tubbs (Recorded April 18)

New Media, New Narratives with Professors Lance Weiler and Courtney Cogburn (Recorded April 16)

• Homeward: Reintegrating into Society after Prison with Professors Bruce Western and Damon Phillips (Recorded March 5)

Two men who were formerly in prison create graphic art.

Through alumni volunteer opportunities, you can join a global community of Columbians committed to social justice. Filter by your passion and location to see how you can make a difference.

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Learn how Columbia is working to create fair, equitable societies, starting right on campus with diverse communities. From teaching people in prisons to giving legal aid to immigrants, we're addressing urgent justice issues.

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