Justice & Democracy

GSSW's Justice & Democracy campaign ignites greater civic engagement among our students, alumni, faculty and staff, and the community at large. We find ourselves resolved again to bring voice to justice and issue a call to action in this historic moment. We are living through an assault on our social work values—but we are hopeful and confident that democracy will prevail.

We call our GSSW community to live your #GSSWresolve now, more than ever. Please reference this page for upcoming civic events and resources. 


Civic Engagement Through the Voices of Latino/a Youth: Exploring Definitions, Supports and Barriers

This research project aims to expand understanding of how Latinx adolescents define civic engagement, understand how Latinx adolescents see their own civic engagement both supported and hindered, and identify strategies that young people believe will help promote civic engagement among themselves and their peers. This qualitative study engaged 16 Latinx youth as experts in their own lives and as partners in data analysis, along with focus groups with 108 Latinx youth who may or may not be civically engaged. The study is situated in two major U.S. cities: Houston and Denver. Three community organizations focused on positive youth development and civic engagement collaborated on the project. Read More

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