SJLI Fall 2018:

Phillips Academy Andover
November 3rd-4th 2018

Early Bird Registration until October 5th
Discounted Rate $350/student

Deadline to Register: October 26th
Regular Rate $425/student

                               SJLI Fall 2018 Agenda:

Saturday, November 3rd
9:30am Registration
10:00am Welcome
11:00am Racial and Economic Justice Part 1
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Racial and Economic Justice Part 2
6:00pm Dinner
7:00pm Racial and Economic Justice Part 3
9:45pm Talent Show
11:30pm Lights Out

Sunday, November 4th
8:00am Breakfast
9:00am Gender and Queer Justice Part 1
12:45pm Lunch
1:45pm Gender and Queer Justice Part 2
2:15pm Action Up!
4:30pm Closing

SJLI provides two days of subject-specific workshops to explore highly integrated themes of oppression for deep analysis and skill-building. Each section involves activities and debriefs designed for whole-group, team, individual, affinity, school, and cross-school groupings. All activities are experiential (no lectures!) and tailored to expose injustices that are stereotypical, unique, stark, and subtle. Young people will be challenged to look at their communities with a critical lens, affirm participants’ experiences, explore new visions for justice and freedom, cultivate an expanded regional community, and create tangible action-plans to make social justice a reality in their schools. We include time for participants to rest and rejuvenate, develop a larger network of engaged friends, and cultivate the energy to begin or continue their journeys as young leaders at school, at home and in the world.

Phillips Academy Andover is located in Andover, Massachusetts. Specific location and directions will be sent out ahead of the Institute.  Attendance is mandatory for the entire Institute. Contact with any questions.


                                        Our Curriculum Framework:


Retreat Goal


Race, class, gender and sexual orientation interconnect to shape our lives and experiences.


Experiencing racism, sexism, classism and heterosexism brings up pain and anger, and we need to name and feel that in order to heal. We also can find joy in claiming and reclaiming our marginalized identities and stories, and fighting for justice.


Racism, classism, sexism and heterosexism are systems that have been created — historically and presently — partly by our perceptions and partly by the government, laws and media.


The ongoing result of social justice education must be action. We can and must educate and organize in our communities.  There are specific methods of creating effective change that we can learn.

Contact with additional questions.