How does SJRC practice the art of co-laboring to enact science & justice?
Dependent upon available funding and resources, negotiated by the Director, SJRC is maintained, coordinated and managed by an Administrative Assistant (AA), overseen and implemented by an Assistant Director (AD), supported by graduate and undergraduate student researchers and collaborative partners both locally and internationally. With constituents housed across all divisions of the university, each person involved is committed to addressing current and trending areas of concern that entangle questions of science and knowledge with those of ethics and justice.
Each, as relative to their role and position, contribute to the UCSC Core Values, the UCSC Community of Principles and SJRC's mission to foster a new domain of research and teaching to build institutional, public and social platforms of sciences and justices.
What specific steps need to be taken to bring us closer to supporting this mission?
“The training program, which teaches both science and humanities graduate students to integrate ethical questions into their work, is the first of its kind…. One of the program's goals is to inspire the growth of this type of work on a national level, said Reardon." (Guzman 2013, in her Santa Cruz Sentinel article, "UCSC Science and Justice program receives national attention").
Just Data Team: Jenny Reardon, Kate Weatherford Darling, Colleen Massengale, Eric Alvarez Flores, Hannah Finegold
Becoming a model for institutional change, raising the public profile translating Center research and teaching into public and online spheres, and endowing student research remain the passion and foci for all Center programming. The Center enacts several workflow practices to ensure its various projects, public events, informal happenings, and community engagements are carried out in a professional and welcoming manner.