Fall Semester: In the fall, you will begin your journey with the Dorothy Day Social Justice Living Learning Community by signing up to work for an organization partnered with the DDSJLLC program during the Service Learning Sign-Up Night. Details about Sign-Up Night are given during the first week of classes. Mid-September, you will begin service at your site. During your first semester in this program you will take PHIL 1001, Philosophy of Human Nature, with Dr. Ericka Tucker. An overnight retreat will be scheduled in the month of September so that you may become familiar with other participants and begin to understand a shared definition of social justice. In the course of this semester you are required to do 30 hours of service at your site, which breaks down into 3 hours per week.
Spring Semester: In the spring, you will continue to build upon your personal concept of social justice while taking PHIL 2310, Philosophy of Ethics, with Dr. Ericka Tucker. During this semester you will continue your service at your site from first semester and you will again be expected to complete 30 hours of service. As a participant in DDSJLLC you will have the opportunity to be immersed in the Milwaukee community during a retreat scheduled in the month of February. More details about that retreat will be given as the date approaches.
Throughout the year, you will identify community assets and needs while learning valuable lessons from the communtiy. There are many opportunities for reflection and discussion with your RAs, the Diversity Peer Educator in Straz, and the Service Learning Program staff throughout the year as well. As a member of the DDSJLLC you are encouraged to become more aware of the issues that affect the community and become a leader/advocate among your peers.