The Social Justice Collaborative works with and supports individuals and communities through personal and systems advocacy, community-centered projects, and radical care. We believe in individual and community self-determination and work in support of the agency of students, faculty, and staff, especially those from marginalized groups. We engage in an ongoing practice of praxis—reflection and action—and work to deepen our own liberatory practices and to create liberatory spaces for others. 

Below are a few of the projects and initiatives from the Social Justice Collaborative, the Elma Lewis Center, and the Healing & Advocacy Collective. Please feel free to explore our other websites and the SJC Resources page for additional information.


SJC LIVE is a virtual space for expanding our individual and collective capacities to manifest transformative social change. Together, we will open conversation that centers the people and work of racial justice movements, and calls us into solidarity through anti-racist action.

Creative Community Network

Creative Community Network is a pilot program for high school students who are passionate about social justice and the arts in the Boston area. This program connects with youth across schools and neighborhoods to create a powerful and supportive peer-network. Together students deepen their understanding of social justice and work towards developing unique artistic community action projects.

Trauma-Informed Yoga

Trauma-Informed Yoga is focused on listening to your body. This form of yoga recognizes the impact of trauma. You're welcome to choose how you participate in the present moment through this shared authentic experience. No physical assists. No experience needed. You're welcome to contact the Healing and Advocacy Collective for further information at

Emerson360: Community Survey

Emerson360: Community Survey seeks to gather information from faculty, staff, and students to develop steps to ensure a more inclusive and supportive environment. Community surveys are recognized as an effective way of assessing the living, learning, and work environments of an organization in order to provide insight into the extent to which conditions associated with healthy and supportive environments exist.