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Social Justice

Equity and Success at Mission

Social Justice is needed now more than ever. For some students, this is a first step to a law degree or a career in social services.

If you think, "this isn't right," that there is a problem in society and you want to make a difference, take a look at our degree or courses. This might be a start to a rewarding career or experience.

Social Justice is a combination of anthropology, economics, psychology, political science and sociology. If you are taking one or many of these classes, you just might already be a quarter of the way to earning a Social Justice degree.

Online, evening and day classes are available. With a degree, you can:

  • Earn a transferrable degree to a four-year university.
  • Use it as a pathway to activism, a career in social services or in law.
  • Classes can be taken out of sequence.

Mission College believes in the Equity Framework and encourages students to explore more.

Speakers Who Spoke Out on Campus

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Rebecca Walker

Walker is a feminist writer and activist and daughter of Pulitzer Prize winner, Alice Walker

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Dr. Cornell West

 An American philosopher, West focused on the role of race, gender and class in American society.

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Dr. Victor Rios

An Oakland native, Rios earned a Masters and Ph.D. from Cal after being surrounded by drugs and gangs and at one point dropping out of school

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Dr. Angela Davis

Noted as a Marxist feminist, Davis was born in Alabama, studied in Germany and has focused on the abolition of prisions.

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Dr. Cesar Cruz

 An undocumented immigrant, Cruz studied at Harvard and Cal and is a gang violence prevention advocate.

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Ed Kabotie

 Kabotie is a Hopi musician, poet and activist  from the Tewa village in Northern New Mexico, who talks freely about the experience of Native Americans.

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Firoozeh Dumas

 An Iranian-American writer who wrote about growing up Iranian in America.

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See a list of some of our recent speakers on campus