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Inspiration in Community Psychology: Carlos Luis Zatarain

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God’s calling for social justice by Carlos Luis Zatarain, Edited by Olya Glantsman, Jack O’Brien, & Katie Ramian In 2011, Carlos Luis Zatarain was deciding whether to become a Jesuit priest. By then, he had been involved with the Jesuits in Mexico for 7 years and had even undergone the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. […]

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Action or Inaction in the Wake of Parkland Florida Tragedy? Preventing Gun Violence Through Model (Red Flag) Legislation

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Introduction As the nation reels from another mass shooting that has killed at least 17 people and injured at least 15 more (Everytown Research, 2018), we can only face up to the harsh reality as to how preventable this shooting was–and also how culpable as a society we all are. Whether through obstruction, such as […]

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Reducing Conflict and Promoting Community through Youth Gardening

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The SCRA Social Justice Mini-grant program provided seeds for the development of a vegetable garden for youth at a detention center (Boy’s Totem Town) located St. Paul, MN. Beginning in May 2017, youth participated in a vegetable garden program that taught them the principles of environmental sustainability, healthful and nutritious diets, and responsible ecological practices.

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