Date: July 14-25, 2024
Where: University of Wyoming Campus | Laramie, WY
The Black 14 Social Justice Summer Institute is designed for students interested in
individual freedom of expression; civil rights and social justice; and the exploration
of diversity, equity and inclusion principles. Participants will experience a multi-day,
overnight program that provides rising junior and senior high school students with
an opportunity to research contemporary issues related to, and important to, the Black
community at the local, state, national and global levels.
Participants build relationships, connect with shared experiences, and contribute
to the working legacy of the Black 14. The program's impact is evident through scholarships, bridge programs, and the publication of student projects, highlighting
the importance of continued investment and growth.
Above all, the increased agency and critical thinking skills made possible by attending
the institute will shine through as a true continuation of the collective action and
social change the Black 14 members made in the 1969 protest.
High school juniors and seniors with a passion for social justice are encouraged to apply! There are a limited number
of spaces. Previous attendees are encouraged to apply as peer mentors.
Enjoy on-campus housing in the Tobin House. Specifically reserved for Institute attendees and peer mentors, this residence ensures
a supportive and immersive environment for learning, networking, and shared experiences
Apply before April 19, 2024. Students will be notified of admittance by May 17, 2024. Please confirm acceptance
and submit all necessary forms by June 14, 2024. The institute will take place July
The cost of the institute is free. Flight accommodations, housing, and meals are all covered by the University of Wyoming Alumni Association and Foundation. For more information please contact the Planning Team at 307-766-6672 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Wyoming's Black 14 Social Justice Summer Institute presents a transformative
chance to serve as a peer mentor or lead mentor, impacting lives and fostering a culture
of inclusivity. As a peer mentor, you'll embody leadership and guidance, nurturing
a supportive environment for participants. Embrace this chance to empower and inspire change within a community passionate about
social justice and equality.
Apply by February 2, 2024
Peer Mentor Job Description | Lead Mentor Job Description
On October 17, 1969, fourteen Black University of Wyoming (UW) football players wanted
to ask Head Coach Lloyd Eaton permission to join a national movement to protest the
policy prohibiting African Americans from joining the priesthood in Church of Jesus
Christ Latter-day Saints. They planned to wear black armbands during a game against
Brigham Young University (BYU), symbolizing their stand against racism, oppression,
and social injustice. Upon meeting with Head Coach Eaton, they were immediately suspended
from the UW football team. Today, these fourteen UW football players are known as
the Black 14. On September 13, 2019, verbal and written official University apologies were given to the Black 14. In honor of the Black 14 legacy, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and
the Social Justice Research Center established the Black 14 Social Justice Summer
Jay (Jerry) Berry
Guillermo (Willie) Hysaw
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