July 5 - July 25, 2020
The Social Justice Research Academy brings students from around the world together for three weeks to dive deep into the past, present, and future of social justice. Designed to encourage discussion and critical thinking about the political, historical, and cultural context of inequality and resistance, the program welcomes students with a variety of academic interests across the social sciences, humanities, and arts. Topics vary from year to year, but include a selection of significant historical struggles (such as the American Revolution, slavery and abolition, suffrage, civil rights and affirmative action) as well as those that define our present (for example: environmentalism, affordable housing, immigration, LGBTQ rights, Black Lives Matter, and #MeToo). As they explore the characteristics of effective community leadership and successful movement-building, students develop leadership skills as well as research and analytical skills.
If you attend a School District of Philadelphia public or charter high school, you may be eligible to attend a Penn Summer Academy free of charge with a Penn Summer Scholarship.