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Social Justice PLACE Week plunges rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors into social justice issues in Richmond, Indiana and the surrounding area. Each day, participants will visit organizations and interact with local officials and people working in not-for-profits to explore how challenges of racial equity, access to adequate food and housing, citizenship status, protection of civil rights, and more play out in the area that is home to Earlham College. Participants will also read and discuss relevant articles about social justice and area history and explore a relevant social justice topic of their choosing to share with the group. Not least, there will be times for socializing and for play. Applications will be accepted from February 27, 2018 until April 22, 2018.

This EPIC Term is sponsored by the Center for Social Justice.

Social Justice PLACE Week ...

  • is a 6-day immersive experience for students who will start their sophomore, junior or senior year at Earlham in the Fall 2018 semester.
  • provides students with daily opportunities to interact with local organizations and individuals who focus on social justice issues.
  • gives students the chance to explore a social justice topic of personal interest.

Social Justice PLACE Week ...

  • is a non-credit bearing 6-day experience, running from Saturday, August 11, though Friday, August 17, prior to the beginning of the Fall 2018 semseter. It is led by faculty of Earlham's Center for Social Justice.
  • Visits to local organizations and not-for-profits
  • Readings, discussions, and research surrounding social justice and area history
  • Explorations, on foot or by car, of Richmond, Indiana
  • Dining at local restaurants and preparing a meal as a group

Faculty Coordinators:

  • Aletha Stahl, Ph.D., Professor of French and Francophone Studies; Co-Director of the Center of Social Justice


  • Program fee of $200
  • Includes all expenses during the program - accommodations, all meals and equipment, transportation.
  • Does not include transportation to Earlham before the start of the program; meals after Friday, August 17; food costs beyond what is distributed; incidentals.


Questions? Looking for more information?

Email Aletha Stahl at