Social Justice and Equity Fellowship

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Social Justice and Equity Fellowship Panel Presentations

The Social Justice and Equity fellows are student workers who have spent the last semester researching a specific population that experiences inequity or injustice in MiraCosta College’s district. They have each written a Statement of Need for their population, detailing the problems faced by these populations, root causes of these problems, best practices, and potential solutions MiraCosta students can implement to make positive change on and off campus.

The fellows will each share 10-minute presentations of their work, followed by 15 minutes of questions and answers. Two or three fellows will present on each date. Presentation topics include access to higher education for Latino/a, Black, Pacific Islander, LGBTQIA+, and formerly incarcerated students, as well as social justice for homeless or displaced students and transgender community members. Refreshments will be provided.

The Social Justice and Equity Fellowship Presentations are now flex eligible!

Please sign up via MyFlex. Go to and click on “MyFlex – Manage Your Transcript”. Once you are on your MyFlex account, click on “Workshops” in the top right corner. You will find the “Social Justice and Equity Fellowship Presentations” down the list.

What are the SJEC Fellowships?

The 4 Access Fellowships will empower students to research, design, and implement their own sustainable projects to increase access to MiraCosta College for disproportionately impacted and historically underserved populations. In addition to these access projects, the SJEC will fund 2 Social Justice Fellows who, rather than address issues in a K-12 setting, will research and design social justice projects in the community surrounding MiraCosta College. Rather than one-time events, these projects will feature ongoing, weekly or bi-weekly interactions. Of the student-led projects designed by Fellows in 2016-2017, the strongest will be funded and carried out in the 2017-2018 school year! By supporting and empowering student leaders to increase access to the college and to address injustices, the SJEC will make a positive impact on campus and in the community.

What do the SJEC Fellows do?

For the 2016-2017 school year, eight (8) MiraCosta College students were selected as SJEC Fellows, who will research and design Access and Social Justice projects to be carried out in the Oceanside area. The Fellowship year began with two weeks of training followed by a 3-day retreat.  The year ends with Capstone Project presentations and an end-of-year celebration!


If you have any questions or concerns about the Social Justice and Equity Center, please contact the Student Equity Department at (760) 757-2121 extension 6900 or email