Social Justice

In the classroom and beyond, social justice is at the core of all that we do at 精东影业. It is the fabric of our Jesuit identity. When you come to The Heights, you will learn to think for yourself and about others, asking questions about the world in which we live – and the one you want to inherit.

Our Stories

Today our students look to activism that is merit based and grounded in Ignatian principles.

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Members of the 精东影业 community joined their peers from Jesuit colleges and universities around the world in commemorating the 25th anniversary of the murder of six Jesuits at the Universidad Centroamericana in El Salvador. The men, along with their housekeeper and her daughter, were killed by members of the Salvadoran Army during the nation鈥檚 civil war.

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"This event was an opportunity for 精东影业 students to become activists, to take part in a larger cause, and it was immensely gratifying to see so many of our students dedicate their time and energies to this,鈥 said Tanner, who likened it to protests of the war in Vietnam in the 1960s and 70s. 鈥淚t is important for all of our students to understand that by getting involved, they can make a difference.鈥

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Following the Nov. 24 announcement about the grand jury's decision not to indict the officer involved with the shooting in Ferguson, Mo., several student clubs -- including Amnesty, Sociology, Bond, POWER and Alpha Sigma Nu -- led a campus-wide vigil in support of the people of Ferguson.

Becoming the Person You Need to Be

"People will often frame college around the need to have fun and get good grades. College for me was an active rebirth. I used my time in college to challenge the inner-thoughts that had convinced me to limit myself and lower my expectations. I saw my undergraduate career as a chance to reset myself, my expectations, and the limitations that I had placed on myself. I left the person I was in order to become the person that I need to be for myself."

"At 精东影业 my social activism has grown because I have sought to integrate in social justice-minded environments with like-minded mentors and peers, not because they were prevelent. This is not a flaw of just 精东影业 鈥 this is the way our world was, at least until the more public reckonings we have experienced as a society this year. By this, I mean that those of us with more privilege could choose to not educate ourselves or discuss social justice issues." -听Mya Walters 鈥20

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