Social Responsibility is Wheaton shorthand for civic engagement, specifically informed and inclusive political activism.
But what does that mean?
The Center for Social Justice and Community Impact encourages and supports passionate and informed political activism, creative approaches to social justice work, and respectful bi-partisan dialogue on issues of importance to our community, country and world through speakers, dialogues, film, art and spoken word events, and other programs.
Like what? In the past, the Center for Social Justice and Community Impact has worked with the Hungry Lyons Theme House to bring attention to food insecurity. We brought in youth organizers from the March for Our Lives Boston Chapter to speak about their organizing against gun violence. We’ve hosted “Elephant Room” talks to speak about important, but uncomfortable social issues. These are just a few examples of our work.
“If you leave me to myself alone, I shall try to succeed alone. But if we try it together, the task will not be easier, but it will be deeper and richer.”