Loyola University Maryland

Center for Community, Service, and Justice

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Advocacy and Citizenship

As a Jesuit Catholic University, all members of the Loyola community are called upon to act in solidarity with one another. Simply put, that is seeking to understand someone with a different lived experience and then advocating with them for change. Broad opportunities are available for Loyola community members to be in solidarity and be active citizens. Advocacy initiatives are deeply connected with the priorities and vision of the communities directly impacted by various justice issues and serve as a tool to mobilize and build Loyola’s political power on the local and state level.

What is Advocacy?

  • Advocacy Definition: An action or set of actions to publicly support or recommend a cause or policy
  • Critical Components of justice-based advocacy:
    • Anti-racist, intersectional lens
    • Shifts power to marginalized communities
    • Led by impacted communities

How to become an active Ignatian citizen?

As Ignatian Citizens, members of the Loyola community see themselves as part of something larger, recognizing they are responsible for the betterment of our shared world. We encourage your civic participation in our democracy, in promotion of a more just and equitable world. We invite all students to:

Voice Your Support 

For more ways to get involved:

Email the CCSJ Civic Engagement Intern at advocacysc@loyola.edu to start an advocacy initiative on campus or sign up for future opportunities.

Follow the CCSJ Facebook, Twitter & Instagram pages, along with the York Road Initiative's Facebook, Twitter & Instagram pages, to stay up to date on service opportunities, awareness events, advocacy initiatives and campaigns!

Visit with our community at the Govans Farmers' Market June through September. Meet local farmers, enjoy delicious food and music, and much more!

Learn more about Loyola’s efforts to build a culture of sustainability and explore ways to become involved by emailing sustainability@loyola.edu.

York Road Partnership

Baltimore Education Coalition

CASA de Maryland

Community Development Network

Ignatian Solidarity Network

Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle

Maryland Hunger Solutions

Strong City Baltimore

Curious to learn more about different social justice issues?

Check out our resource page