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JSI Mission

The Justice Studies Institute at St. Thomas Aquinas College supports the fostering of conversations in and outside the classroom on broad justice topics. This includes, but is not limited to, interdisciplinary examinations of racism and racial justice, economic and wealth inequalities, health and environmental justice, US foreign policy, criminal justice reform, LGBTQ rights, education justice, and gender equity.

At JSI we work to:

  • Build a community among students and faculty concerning broad justice topics.
  • Foster critical public conversations within Rockland County on a range of justice issues.
  • Create a home within SASS for faculty pursuing research concerning justice.
  • Enrich public knowledge on justice issues within the STAC community.
  • Invest in the development of socially engaged students.