Summer Boot Camp Opportunities

Social Justice Boot Camp
Princeton, NJ
 

//  June 5 - 7, 2015

The Social Justice Boot Camp exists to create a forum to discuss the why, what, and how of engaging sexual injustice in our culture. In so doing, we hope to generate greater excitement and resolve to establish sexual justice in our own lives, on our campuses, and the world at large. In order to do this, the Social Justice Boot Camp will gather people from across the Ivy League to challenge one another to engage sexual injustice in bold yet humble ways. 
 
The weekend will consist of four lectures, guided discussion following the lectures, set times for prayer concerning social justice, and ample time to socialize and network over meals and during free time. The reading and lectures serve as the launching pad for our discussion, forming a common ground to begin the discussion instead of the final word on the matter. The following lectures and accompanying readings will form the basis of discussions and ultimate application of what we’ve learn in our own contexts. 
 
Likely Session Lineup
 
Why (Friday, June 5)
Lecture:
To Do Justice and Love Mercy: Fighting against Injustice so that God Might Have Mercy
 
Reading:
“Why Do the Nations Rage? The Responsibility of Christian Leaders to Confront  Government” by Mark Catlin; The Prophetic Tradition and Radical Rhetoric in America, by James Darsey; and Prophetic Critique and Popular Media, by Kevin Healey
 
What (Saturday, June 6)
Lecture:
The Social Injustices Resulting from the Sexual Revolution
 
Reading: 
“The Social Injustice of the Social Revolution,” by Matt Bennett; Marriage and the Public Good (selections); and The Social Costs of Pornography (selections)
 
Lecture:
Four Years a Slave: The Journey from Sexual Freedom to Sexual Slavery
 
Reading:
Hooked: New Science on how Casual Sex is Affecting Our Children, by Joe S. McIlhaney and Freda McKissic Bush (selections); Sexual Ethics: Princeton Peculiar Double Standard
“There’s Nothing Brief about a Hookup”; and The End of Sex: How Hookup Culture is Leaving a Generation Unhappy, Sexually Unfulfilled, and Confused about Intimacy, by Donna Freitas
 
How (Sunday, June 7)
Lecture:  
Forming an Argument: The Truth, Beauty, and Goodness of the Lion and the Lamb
 
Reading:
“Letter from Birmingham Jail,” by Martin Luther King, Jr.; After the Ball: How America Will Conquer its Fear & Hatred of Gays in the 90’s, by Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen (selections); Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals (selections); and The Making of Pro-Life Activists: How Social Movement Mobilization Works, by Ziad W. Munson
 
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Travel: 
Students are responsible for their own travel to and from the boot camp, in Princeton, NJ at the Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village. 
 
Capacity: 
15 Students --- apply early to avoid missing out.
 
Leadership: 
The Social Justice Boot Camp will be led by Mark Catlin,  CU Teaching Fellow at Princeton.
 
Cost:
The first 15 students to apply and be approved may attend the Social Justice Boot Camp may attend free of charge.  Subsequent participants will pay $99 which will cover food and lodging. All attendees will need to cover their own transportation costs and any other miscellaneous expenses.  Apply early!
 
Download an application here >
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To learn more, please contact Christian Union Teaching Fellow Mark Catlin.>