The application for the 2020 Summer Justice Institute is now live! CLICK HERE TO APPLY!

The 2020 Summer Justice Institute will be held online from July 20th through July 31st, Monday- Friday from 10am-1pm. This year we are focusing on discussions and workshops centered around racial identity, community organizing and of course ART!

Other topics covered will include racial justice, conflict resolution, self-care, civil liberties and civil rights, immigration, LGBTQ+, Mass Incarceration, Voting Rights, and more.  At the Summer Justice Institute (SJI) students will become experts on the issues currently being confronted in Wisconsin today.

Read more about past SJI experiences here.

Contact Youth Organizer, Hope Owens-Wilson - 414.272.4032 ext.225 - if you have any questions or need help completing the application.


Summer Justice Institute (SJI) is primarily online this year. What does that mean?

We will be holding instructional workshops and meetings using Zoom and Google Classroom. However, in order to maintain the hands-on nature of our art instruction we will be doing art supplies drop offs and pick-ups following CDC guidelines for social distancing included but not limited to the use of gloves, masks, and containers that are able to be disinfected.

What social distancing measures will you be using to ensure the health and safety of participants?

We are having the institute online this year as that is the only way we could 100% ensure the safety and social distancing of participants. While we are providing supplies we will wear masks and gloves and coordinate drop and pick up locations with participants to ensure that CDC guidelines are adhered to.

Is my child eligible for SJI?

SJI is open to upcoming high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

I live outside of Milwaukee can I still participate in SJI?

While we are open to participants from other counties and cities in Wisconsin, special preference will be given to students Milwaukee Public Schools and Milwaukee County.

What will my child be learning at SJI?

The topics listed above in description are among the things we cover. For workshop titles please review the public schedule below.

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