In episode 1 of our WGN podcast series On Social Health and Change, we discuss the deep problems with the U.S.’s current juvenile justice system and the great potential of investing in restorative justice programs.
As a future counselor from Adler, who promotes social justice, I believe it is our responsibility to help address this problem through our practice and advocacy.
I volunteered for almost a dozen organizations as a way to give back. It was all fulfilling—but it seemed to be so much in the present, rather than shaping the future. My contribution as an Adler trustee has changed that.
The politicians who want to limit our response and close our borders to some imagined and unfounded risk are not protecting us. Their response makes us smaller and weaker, not bigger, not bolder.
Here are a few of our favorite comments on developments and social issues that we’ll continue to address as a University and as a world community into 2016.
The message was clear. Adler University’s Vancouver Campus has chosen a side in the fight over transgender rights in Canada by becoming one of the first universities in British Columbia to make its washrooms accessible to all.
On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, to announce the Civil War had ended and all slaves were to be set free. This day, known as Juneteenth, was the last official day of slavery in the United States. While slavery ended, its mechanisms of oppression through labor are still prevalent today.