About Us

The Social and Global Justice Project is currently run as a research and writing collective centered (in part, at least) around a public history internship program offered in the department of history at California State University, Fullerton.

Please note that the views expressed on this website do not necessarily represent the views of the History Department of California State University, Fullerton.

For more information on the project, please contact us directly at 657-278-8284 or at sgj.collective@gmail.com.

Project Director: Steve Jobbitt (California State University, Fullerton)

Project Managers: Becca Blake, Erica Gibb

Our Current and Former Student Interns (and their individual contributions to the project)

2013 (Spring) “The Social and Global Justice Project”
Carie Rael
Juan Villa
John Belleci
Paul Archibeque
Gabriella Zimmerman
Krista Robertson
Tim Bennett
Mike Snyder
Sean Washburn

2012 (Fall) “The Social and Global Justice Project”
Jessica Alonso (educational justice)
James Small (is this fascism?)
Becca Blake (genocide preclusion)

2012 (Spring) “The Social and Global Justice Project”
Nichole Martinez (the restructuring and decline of special education programs in Los Angeles)
Zachary Bennett (public education policy in California)
Ryan Quinn (education as a human right)
Lex Deschuytter (the politics of empathy and compassion)
Garrett York (social psychological analyses of the radical right)
David Inga (critical perspectives on fascism in the US)
Juan Villa (critical perspectives on fascism in Europe)
Michael Grace (the occupy movement in political and historical context)
Camille Dodd (the language and imagery of social and global justice)
Jared Van Ramshorst (the language and imagery of social and global justice)
Kevin Farrington (libertarian perspectives on social and global justice)

2012 (Spring) “The Genocide Preclusion Project”
Joseph Eggleston (Darfur and the politics of genocide and genocide preclusion)
Nicole Miller (anti-Islamic discourse in post-9/11 America)

2011 (Fall) “The Genocide Preclusion Project”
Maryam Morsali-Sullivan (right-wing extremism and violence in contemporary Europe)
William Rodarte-Ochoa (human rights and the politics of intervention in Africa)
Krista Robertson (anti-immigrant discourse in post-9/11 America)

2011 (Fall) “The We! Project for Educational Justice”
Mousa Khakish (the poetics of activism)
Ryan Quinn (neoliberalism and the restructuring of public education)
Patrick Dunphy (the privatization of higher education in California)
David Inga (access and equity issues in higher education)

2011 (Spring) “The We! Project for Educational Justice”

Lenin Carillo (access and equity issues in higher education)
Rio DeVore (access and equity issues in higher education)
Carie Rael (the restructuring of public education and its impact on women
Jackie Bebawi (student activism and lessons from the Arab Spring)

Public Classes, Workshops, and Lectures Presented By Members of the Social and Global Justice Collective (2010 – 2012)

• “Fascism and the Radical Right in Europe: Its History and Return” Occupy LA Freedom School, Los Angeles, CA, March 18, 2012.
• “The Privatization of Education,” Rally for Public Education, California State University, Fullerton, March 5, 2012.
• “Fighting Back: A Workshop on the Language and Imagery of Resistance,” Occupy LA Freedom School, Los Angeles, CA, March 4, 2012.
• “Is This Fascism? (Part Six): Defining Corporatism” Occupy LA Freedom School, Los Angeles, CA, February 19, 2012.
• “Is This Fascism? (Part Five): The Story So Far” Occupy LA Freedom School, Los Angeles, CA, January 29, 2012.
• “Is This Fascism? (Part Four): Connecting Neoconservatism and Neoliberalism” Occupy LA Freedom School, Los Angeles, CA, January 22, 2012.
• “Is This Fascism? (Part Three): Neoconservatism and the Radical Right in the US Today” Occupy LA Freedom School, Los Angeles, CA, January 15, 2012.
• “Is This Fascism? (Part Two): A Critical Discussion of Neoliberalism and Corporate Globalization,” People’s Collective University, Los Angeles, CA, December 18, 2011.
• “Is This Fascism? (Part One): Police Brutality, Censorship, and the National Defense Authorization Act in Historical Context,” People’s Collective University, Los Angeles, CA, December 11, 2011.
• “Unions in American History,” California State University, Fullerton, School of Business, December 6, 2011.
• “But What Are We Rallying For? Alternative Visions for a Just Society,” Rally Against Hate: ASI Association for Inter-Cultural Awareness, California State University, Fullerton, CA, Nov. 9, 2011.
• “Social Justice, Activism, and the Question of Leadership,” Pollack Library, California State University, Fullerton, CA, Nov. 9, 2011.
• “Ecology, Development and the Politics of Urban Green Space,” Local History as World History Community Lecture Series, Fullerton Arboretum, California State University, Fullerton, CA, Oct. 26, 2011.
• “Public Education as a Human Right” (co-presented with Carie Real, Cal State Fullerton graduate student), People’s Collective University, Los Angeles, CA, Oct. 24, 2011.
• “Free Market Philanthropy and the Question of Social Justice” (co-presented with Chirag Bhakta, former Cal State Fullerton student, director of research and mobilization with the AFL-CIO Orange County Labor Federation), People’s Collective University, Los Angeles, CA, Oct. 24, 2011.
• “The Return of Pinto da Costa: Reinventing the African Left in a Neoliberalist Age,” California State University, Fullerton, CA, Oct. 22, 2011.
• “Songs from the Ghetto: The Life, Politics, and Poetry of Morris Rosenfeld, the Sweatshop Poet” Orange County Yiddish Festival, Sept. 18, 2011.
• “Free Market Philanthropy: The Ins and Outs of Compassionate Capitalism,” Social Justice Summit, California State University, Fullerton, CA, March 2011.
• “Whither the University? Deliverology, Out-Sourcing, and the Crisis of Public Education,” We Are Not Human Capital: A Continuing Discussion on the Meaning and Future of the University, California State University, Fullerton, CA, Dec. 3, 2010.
• “Compassion as a Revolutionary Act,” Rally Against Hate: ASI Association for Inter-Cultural Awareness, California State University, Fullerton, CA, Nov. 29, 2010.
• “The Rwandan Genocide,” CSUF Student Life Lecture Series, California State University, Fullerton, CA, Nov. 4, 2010.
• “Democracy and the Humanities: Historians Discuss Martha Nussbaum’s Not for Profit” Southern California History Symposium, Fullerton, CA, October 8, 2010.
• “Education as a Humanist Imperative,” We Are Not Human Capital: An Open Forum on the Meaning and Future of the University, California State University, Fullerton, CA, April 23, 2010.

We! Workshops – these workshops were part of a student/faculty initiative dedicated to generating discussion on issues of social, global and educational justice at California State University, Fullerton in 2011 (the current Social and Global Justice Project grew in large part out of this initiative)

• “Collective Art Project: Defend the CSU!” Nov. 8, 2011.
• “Unbroken Shackles: Modern-Day Slavery and the Road to a Fair Market” (guest speakers from Project PATHE), Nov. 1, 2011.
• “The We! Political Writing Collective,” Oct. 25, 2011.
• “Stronger United: The Current Labor Movement and Why Workers and Students Have to Stand Together Now More Than Ever” (guest speaker Tefere Gebre, Executive Director of the AFL-CIO Orange County Labor Federation), Oct. 18, 2011.
• “My Life as a Dreamer: Undocumented Students and their Stories from the Frontlines” (guest speakers from the OC and LA Dream Teams), Oct. 11, 2011.
• “Globalization and the Privatizing of Public Education in Canada, Mexico, and the United States” (guest speakers from the Trinational Coalition to Defend Public Education), Sept., 27, 2011.
• “Socialist! Communist! Anarchist! Political Graffiti and Popular Dissent in Portugal Today,” Sept. 20, 2011.
• “The CSU in Crisis: From the Master Plan to the Chancellor’s Plan” (guest speaker Dominique Mendez, Southern California Regional Coordinator, Students for Quality Education), Sept, 13, 2011.
• “Riots or Revolution? Opening up New Perspectives on the English Uprisings,” Sept. 6, 2011.
• “Female Oppression: From Academia to Everyday Life,” Aug. 30, 2011.
• “We! Educational Justice Summit,” Aug. 17, 2011.
• “Where Do We Go From Here? Charting a Course for Social Activism,” May 4, 2011.
• “Deconstructing the Myth of a ‘Liberal’ Mainstream Media,” April 27, 2011.
• “CSU at a Crossroads: The People’s University in a For-Profit World,” April 20, 2011.
• “Why Unions? Why Now?” (guest speaker Alex Hana, co-president of the Wisconsin Teaching Assistants Union and co-organizer of the state capitol occupation), April 13, 2011.
• “Changing the Conversation: Social Justice and the Redefinition of the Public Good,” April 6, 2011.
• “Arizona at a Crossroads: The Conservative Restructuring of the Public Sphere” (guest speaker Richard Martinez, civil rights lawyer, Phoenix, Arizona), March 23, 2011.
• “Democracy Under Siege? Critical Reflections on the Neoliberal Experiment,” March 16, 2011.
• “Using Wikileaks as a Resource: The Case of Ecocide and Genocide in Darfur,” March 9, 2011.
• “The Meaning and Value of Public Education: Renewing a Democratic Vision,” March 2, 2011.
• “Egypt: Lessons in Democracy,” (guest speaker Dr. Jasamin Rostam-Kollayi, professor of middle eastern history, CSUF), Feb. 23, 2011.

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