A McCook Community College club, organized several years ago to bring social awareness to campus is back again this semester under a new name. The Social Justice Club, formerly the Gay-Straight Alliance, has changed names to broaden its focus on a wider range of issues.
The group will meet the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at room 222 in Barnet Hall at 2:15 p.m.
According to Faculty Advisor Sheri Hink-Wagner, a sociology/criminal justice instructor, the MCC Social Justice Club will strive to build equity and understanding at MCC.
"We work to raise student awareness around relevant cultural issues with a goal of giving students a platform for change and action through justice education, consciousness raising and activism," she said. "The club's goal is to give students tools to make lasting changes in their lives and their communities."
Sophomore Destiny Davis is president of the group, Terasa Emmons vice-president, and Jessika Espinoza is secretary.
The next meeting is set for Wednesday at 2:15 p.m. in room 222 of Barnett Hall.