Solidarity & Social Justice

About this Learning Living Community (LLC):

"[Solidarity] is not a feeling of vague compassion or shallow distress at the misfortunes of so many people, both near and far.  On the contrary, it is a firm and preserving determination to commit oneself to the common good; that is to say, to the good of all and of each individual, because we are all really responsible for all."
- Pope John Paul II, On Social Concern

The Solidarity and Social Justice LLC is a partnership between Housing and Residence Life and Gonzaga's Solidarity and Social Justice academic department.  This LLC is designed for sophomore students living in Kennedy Apartments with a passion for social justice that extends beyond the classroom. Admission preference to this community is given to students with majors or minors in Solidarity and Social Justice, Native American Studies, Sociology, Women’s and Gender Studies, and/or Environmental Studies.

Through living in community with other students who share similar interests, residents are able to foster an understanding of their own identity, local and global cultural difference, and social justice action. Residents in this community are provided opportunities to further their own social justice passions within and beyond the Gonzaga community through a one credit course per semester, monthly community dinners, and service-engagement with the Spokane community. At the end of their sophomore year, residents will host a social justice-based event for the Gonzaga or Spokane community. 

Open to: Second Year Residents

Additional Requirements: One credit course per semester.

Key Programs/Events: 

  • Solidarity and Social Justice LLC class - one credit course (fall and spring)
  • Attending various social justice events across campus, including the Northwest Block Signature Event, “Tunnel of Oppression” (Typically in the Spring semester). 
  • Hosting/creating spaces for dialogue

Benefits of this LLC:

  • Deepen one's understanding and passion for social justice and the importance of solidarity while living in community
  • Engage in authentic experiential learning through the planning and implementation of social justice events and programming (in collaboration with Housing and Residence Life) during the second semester 
  • Interact with those like and unlike you to develop intercultural and diversity awareness 

Live from the Hall:

"Being in the Social Justice LLC, we were given the opportunity to have meaningful dialogues about many different current events. We learned from the history, social climate and from differing perspectives on these social justice issues, and through those experiences I feel that I have gained a much more holistic understanding of the world we live in and the respectful way to approach those challenging conversations." -Francesca Nevil

Location: Kennedy Apartments, 3rd Floor

Living Style: Apartment Style