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Racial Equality and Justice (REJ)

What is REJ?

REJ stands for Racial Equality and Justice. We are a student led organization that focuses on finding ways to bring awareness about the issues surrounding social justice in the United States. Our hope is that students become more aware of the issues that surround them every day while providing opportunities to understand and realize how they are affected by these issues. Beyond bringing attention to these issues we offer a unique opportunity to see first- hand how these issues play out every day in the lives of others.

NOTE: A new requirement for all ICP Student Leaders is to take the IS-130 course (Racial Justice Study Series) in the Fall. This is a two unit course that meets for 2 hours once a week.

REJ's Mission: We care about racial issues because God has called us to. We will host events where students can ask deeper questions about racism, what it is, and how it affects us. We seek specifically to learn about how race is a power struggle as well as the existence of racial privilege, which can impact how we interact with one another if we don’t understand it. REJ seeks to begin dialogue about race, racial incidences, and racial reconciliation because we recognize the serious danger in not talking about race.

Vision: As part of the body of Christ, we are committed to being an organization that is God-centered. We are striving to help make our campus and other communities reflect God’s Kingdom, and we are passionate about taking seriously the call that Lord has given us:

Micah 6:8 He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

REJ will continue to seek to expose racial injustices in a manner that isn’t condescending, but instead is full of the grace that was given to us. We want to begin empowering people to address racism primarily by educating those around us about racism.

 

CO-Leaders:

Christina Lee

chrlee@westmont.edu

Emily Keach

ekeach@westmont.edu

Christina Buckley

cbuckley@westmont.edu

 

REJ Office: Upstairs, Kerr Student Center Lounge

Phone: 805-565-7119

Email: rej@westmont.edu

Apply to be part of REJ: Application