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The WGS Center for Social Justice

Our Mission

The WGS Center for Social Justice is committed to the pursuit of justice, equality, and rights through local and global community engagement. Toward that end, we embrace interdisciplinary approaches to teaching, research, and creative praxis. The CSJ offers a platform for social and ecological justice advocacy and awareness, while creating opportunities for students to create positive change.


By participating in programs, classes, and events sponsored by the Center, students receive practical and academic tools to better understand the sources of inequality in their local and global communities and the means to address them. Creating a platform for gender and social justice advocacy and awareness, the Center provides opportunities for students to become engaged citizens. The Center’s mission reflects The University of Oklahoma’s vision of preparing students of all academic majors for working in and contributing to the local and global communities in which we live.

Commitment to Anti-racist Action

Please click here to read our “Commitment to Anti-racist Action” statement.

Social Justice Reading Group

Join the WGS Center for Social Justice for our inaugural Social Justice Reading Group. Students will have the opportunity to read and discuss How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi each week. Limited seats are available. Free copies of the book will be available for registered participants as supplies last.

Registration will open on September 21st and close October 2nd. Participation in the Social Justice Reading Group is open to students only.

Students will be reading "How to Be an Antiracist" and participating in faculty-led discussions throughout the semester.

Reading Schedule
Week 7 (10/5-10/9): Chapter 1-3
Week 8 (10/12-10/16): Chapter 4-6
Week 9 (10/19-10/23): Chapter 7-9
Week 11 (11/2-11/6): Chapter 10-12
Week 12 (11/9-11/13): Chapter 13-15
Week 13 (11/16-11/20): Chapter 16-18

Please click here to sign up for our Social Justice Reading Group and for more information.