Student Engagement & Activities

Social Justice & Civic Education


Social Justice & Civic Education (SJCE)

SJCE is a student organization that coordinates educational events on campus to promote social justice, accessibility, and equity. SJCE is a small team of passionate and dedicated student leaders who are committed to serving students with structurally marginalized identities and creating a sense of belonging at UWB. SJCE members increase access to identity-specific resources, create opportunities for social justice education, civic engagement, and celebration of cultures and identities.

SJCE is part of Student Engagment & Activities (SEA), the department that also houses Club Council, Campus Events Board, Student Media, and more.


Ongoing SJCE programs include the Social Justice Speaker during fall quarter WOW (Weeks of Welcome), the Young, Gifted and Black panel during winter quarter, Alternative Spring Break, an annual donation drive, and more.

SJCE has also hosted dialogues, film screenings, advocacy workshops, identity awareness campaigns, a civic engagement fair, Martin Luther King Jr. Week, Get Out The Vote, and much more.

We are happy to collaborate to develop new programs across campus!

flyer with blue sky and clouds in background, hands holding small green plants and planet earth hovering above open palm, text reads: SJCE invites you to the Intersection of Environmentalism and Social Justice: a pacific science center excursion. April 7, transportation and entry provided. Registration required, limited spots available.

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Work for us

Working for the SJCE team prepares students to enter the fields of event planning, marketing, organizing, social justice education, and careers requiring teamwork and leadership skills. Positions are posted at the beginning of every spring quarter for the following academic year. Occasionally, positions get posted during other quarters. Check HuskyHires and the SJCE Instagram for updates!


Email the SJCE team at

  • Dede Stewart (She/Her) |SJCE Dialogue & Events Coordinator
  • Betelihem Gabreselassie (She/Her) | SJCE Dialogue & Events Coordinator
  • Lydia Tompkins (They/Them) | SJCE Digital Education Coordinator
  • Abigail Maurera (She/Her) | SJCE Civic Engagement Coordinator
  • Anisha Singh (She/Her) | SJCE Civic Engagement Coordinator

Supervisor: Julius Rodriguez (they/them), 


In 2021, Achieving Community Transformations (ACT) was merged with the Social Justice Organizers (SJO) in order to turn the critical dialogue work the organization did into direct community action and change; thus creating SJCE. Both ACT and SJO worked to build the campus community's capacity to recognize, confront, and deconstruct systems of oppression. SJO used a Dialogue-to-Action model, while ACT cultivated partnerships with community organizations. SJCE has moved from small dialogues to larger-scale events and continues to work with community partners on Alternative Spring Break.

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