The UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs is committed to incorporating social justice in its teaching, research, and service. Graduate education in public service – including the fields of public policy, social work, urban planning, public affairs, leadership, and nonprofit management – seeks to equip public sector policy makers with the relevant analytic tools to deal with a rapidly changing world. A social justice perspective – a lens on the systemic, institutional and structural conditions that constrain individual and community development – is a necessary and underdeveloped analytical tool in urban and social policy curricula.
Building on our dialogues with the NYU Wagner School of Public Service, UCLA is developing a social justice initiative, which includes student fellowships, faculty grants, workshops and convenings.
The UCLA School of Public Affairs thanks the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Ford Foundation for their generous support of this initiative.
Video from the March 2011 West Coast Dialogue:
Click here to read about our initial collaboration (Spring 2009) with NYU and the genesis of this initiative. Video clip below: