Social Justice Leadership Retreat
The Social Justice Leadership Retreat (SJLR) will be held on the weekend of February 10 - 12 at Green Lake Conference Center.
UW-Madison’s Social Justice Leadership Retreat takes approximately 60 students and 10 facilitators away from campus for 3 days and 2 nights of meaningful activities and story sharing. After arriving on day one, the group spends time developing trust and relationships in small groups as well as through large group activities. The following two days are used to facilitate a journey for each student in exploring their own identities, sharing their personal story in their small groups, listening to the stories of others, and participating in sessions on privilege, allyship, and leadership for social change.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Social Justice Leadership Retreat (SJLR):
Q: Who can sign up?
A: Current UW-Madison students (including transfer students) can register for SJLR.
Q: Do we have to pay for the summit?
A: Participants are requested to pay a $20 registration fee to be used for materials. Financial assistance is available. Payment will be due during the SJLR informational session. All expenses, including transportation, food, and lodging, will be covered by the Multicultural Student Center and University Housing.
Q: What should I pack?
A: All registered students will be required to attend an informational session in January where we'll discuss what to pack and expectations for the Retreat. Once you register, keep an eye out for e-mails from MSC staff with more information about the informational session.
Q: How many people will be there in total?
A: There will be a total of 50-60 participants.
Q: Is Green Lake Conference Center accessible?
A: The residential and meeting facilities at Green Lake Conference Center are wheelchair accessible. There will be an opportunity within the application to share more about any accomodations needed.
Q: What time to do we leave/return to campus?
A: Buses will depart Chazen Art Museum at 3 p.m. on Friday, February 10 and return Sunday, February 12 at 3 p.m.]
Sign up here by December 16.
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