On October 29th, the Center for Service, Spirituality, and Social Justice will be hosting our annual Color Rush 5K event to raise money for service trips. Registration with a T-shirt is $20, or $15 without a T-Shirt. Be sure to register before October 19 before prices go up ($20, no T-shirt)!
The run will begin at 1:00pm at Dickinson Park, with registration and check in beginning at 12:00pm.
Dickinson Service Trips rely heavily on fundraising in order to function, so we will utilize ALL proceeds for our upcoming service trips (Laos, West Virginia, South Carolina, Detroit, Georgia, Navajo Nation, and Weekend Trips).
To receive a discount, you must sign up with a group of 10+ and choose one person to bring the money, names, and T-shirt sizes to Landis House.
Register online, or register when you see us at a table on Britton or in the HUB!
Welcome to the Center for Service, Spirituality and Social Justice!
Social justice is defined as “promoting a just society by challenging injustice and valuing diversity.” It exists when “all people share a common humanity and therefore have a right to equitable treatment, support for their human rights, and a fair allocation of community resources.” In conditions of social justice, people are “not to be discriminated against, nor their welfare and well-being constrained or prejudiced on the basis of gender, sexuality, religion, political affiliations, age, race, belief, disability, location, social class, socioeconomic circumstances, or other characteristics of background or group membership” (Toowoomba Catholic Education, 2006). CSSS seeks not only to expose students to the opportunities for service and experiencing differences in faith but also to encourage students to understand what it means to challenge injustice, support human rights and work to bring about a just society.
Orange is the color of CSSS and you might wonder, “why orange?”
The color psychology of orange is optimistic and uplifting, rejuvenating the spirit. In fact orange is so optimistic and uplifting that we should all find ways to use it in our everyday life, even if it is just an orange colored pen.
The color orange relates to social communication, stimulating two-way conversations. A warm and inviting color, it is both physically and mentally stimulating, so it gets people thinking and talking!
Orange aids in the assimilation of new ideas and frees the spirit of its limitations, giving us the freedom to be ourselves. At the same time it encourages self-respect and respect of others.