Here are some of the ways the IJSC Collaborative strategically undertakes work in these three areas to ensure action and target results.
Hosting professional development, convenings, conferences, performances, installations, and other events
The IJSC Collaborative extends Southern’s capacity as a Social Justice University. It provides a wide range of formal and informal educational opportunities for personal and professional development and institutional growth. The IJSC Collaborative coordinates events, programs, trainings, convenings, and spaces to advance work within the areas of social justice, equity, culturally responsive education, pedagogy, and frameworks for social change. These are just some of the ways the IJSC Collaborative provides opportunities to increase the equity-focused knowledge, skills, and competencies of university and community partners.
Documenting and amplifying equity and social change work
The IJSC Collaborative serves as a resource clearinghouse by coordinating on- and off-campus information, activities, accomplishments, and contributions focused on equity, and social justice. Research, curricula, workshops, panels, performances, podcast, and the Journal of Collaboration for Equitable Change are just some of the materials systematically collected, catalogued, and disseminated for people and organizations locally and worldwide.
Facilitating partnerships and collaborations through networking and bridge-building
The IJSC Collaborative serves as a connector of individuals, organizations, and institutions that both have, and seek, expertise in areas that support equity for social change.
Identifying and leveraging partnerships for funding and other types of support
The IJSC Collaborative serves as a connection point for individuals, companies, and organizations to invest their time, talent, and treasure in ways that are meaningful and align with their values and desires for action. This includes identifying and seeking funding and non-monetary support as part of on- and off-campus capacity-building and partnership efforts.