Social Justice Programming
Do you have a social justice cause you are passionate about and want to pursue with the NHC Summer Institute community? Apply for the Hollander Social Justice Fellowship! You will receive a scholarship for Institute tuition, room, and board, and up to $100 for materials or preparation, in exchange for planning social justice oriented programming for the NHC Summer Institute community.
Your proposal needs to include an amount of programming comparable to an NHC course (at least 3 hours total), on a relevant and nonpartisan social justice issue. This programming could consist of a daytime workshop (or series of workshops), an evening community-wide program, Kids Camp or Everett programs, and/or a Shabbat program. You will also have the opportunity to have a permanent display space throughout the week to share additional information. We expect that the strongest applications will come from people with at least three to five years of professional or volunteer experience in their area. Preference will be given to people involved in an ongoing social justice campaign (or launching a campaign) who wish to bring it to the NHC Summer Institute community.
Submit a completed NHC Summer Institute registration form and deposit online. (Deposit is refundable if your application is not selected.) In addition, submit to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 25, 2012 brief answers to the following questions in 2-3 pages:
• What is your program's social justice cause or theme?
• What are your goals for how your program will inform and inspire the NHC Summer Institute community?
• How will the project be carried out (programming, methods, resources you will need)? Note that your plan needs to include at least three hours of programming.
• How can the issue be brought back to participants' home communities?
• What is your experience or background (professional or volunteer) with the social justice issue your project will address?
• What resources/knowledge/skills do you bring to this project that will make it effective?
• Give an example of a successful social justice project you have worked on and describe your role in helping make it successful.
• 2011: Ilana Schatz; Exploring Fair Trade as an expression of Jewish values
• 2009: Joelle Novey; A Jewish response to our modern alienation from where our stuff, our electricity, and our food is coming from, who made it, produced it, or harvested it, and at what cost to the Earth
• 2008: Gabriela Russek; Stronger Roots to Lasting Fruit: Deepening Our Understanding of Social Justice