Social Action Leadership Series

Program Information:

The Social Action Leadership Series is made up of three events where students can focus on the leadership skills required to be an effective community organizer and social justice activist. During the SAL Series, students will learn about a social justice topic, and while creating tangible pieces that can be shared to promote awareness of an important social issue in a safe way during COVID times. 

Who is this retreat for?
The Social Action Leadership Retreat will help any Ithaca College student develop skills and knowledge to drive positive social change for more socially just communities. No matter the issue or cause you are advocating for, it takes leadership to create change. All Ithaca College students belong to a multitude of different cultures including areas of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status and many more. Therefore, we are looking for a group of people that come from many different cultural backgrounds who want to participate. Every Ithaca College student is eligible and highly encouraged to register.

What are the logistics of this event?
The SAL Series events will take place on Thursday afternoons from 4:00-5:30pm on the following dates: November 5, 12, 19. All materials are provided for attendees, and will either be available for pick up in the Office of Student Engagement, or can be mailed to participants who are learning remotely. There is no cost to participate. Each event will count for Leading in a Diverse World credit toward that track in the Student Leadership Institute.

How do I Sign up?

Registration will for the series will be available starting on October 1, 2020, and will close on or before October 23 so that materials can be mailed to all participants. Space is limited, so we ask students to register only if they plan to attend all three events. There is no fee to register or participate in the events.

Quotes from past retreat participants:

"I learned to really embrace who I am, where I come from and how to voice my perspective."

"Everyone has a different story - and people have struggles like my own."

"I plan to step out of my comfort zone and talk to family and friends about these issues."

Contact Information

For additional information about the Social Action Leadership Series, please e-mail mlenhart@ithaca.edu, or call 607-274-3222.