ActionSP2

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SP2 researches and educates individuals on the most pressing and seemingly intractable social issues locally, nationally, and around the globe. The School’s work has more than an academic impact – it generates real world actions and effects. At the same time, the action of others – non-profits, governmental agencies, community organizers, the courts, local businesses, community residents – impacts our strategies for change.

Using a multimodal approach, ActionSP2 will engage students, faculty, alumni, and other lifelong learners by highlighting individuals and organizations that work toward and epitomize successful action and advocacy.

“Social action isn’t one-size-fits-all. Impactful social activity takes different forms depending on context, subject matter, scale of engagement, and ultimate objective. Action SP2 aims to provide students with tangible examples of how to translate their goals into social interventions that matter. Through formal and informal conversations/workshops with local, national and international organizers, policymakers, advocates, and activists, students will learn the nuts-and-bolts of what it takes to make social actions concrete and successful. They will see what it looks like to convert theories about individuals and society into research-supported practices that make people’s individual lives better and our interconnected world more just.”

– Dean John L. Jackson, Jr.

Research in Action

Research in Action

Research in Action

As part of the ActionSP2 initiative, SP2 presents a faculty speaker series.

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Film Fellows

Film Fellows

Film Fellows

Launched in Fall 2017, the ActionSP2 Film Fellows Program trains students in professional video production.

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Residencies for Action

Residencies for Action

Residencies for Action

SP2 will invite leading practitioners and thinkers from around the globe to campus for short, focused residencies.

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Bending the Arc

Bending the Arc

Bending the Arc

Bending the Arc, SP2's podcast, highlights areas in which the moral universe is in need of improvement, and the people taking action to make it happen.

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Projects Coming Soon

Projects Coming Soon

Projects Coming Soon

Learn about upcoming ActionSP2 projects.

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