The Advocate badge earner has demonstrated the following assessment criteria:
The learner defines and relates the terms of equity, diversity, social justice, micro aggressions and advocacy to specific situations in their future professions, underlining best practices in creating and advocating for equity, diversity, and social justice.
The learner defines the traits in the dominant culture and how they compare and contrast with their own stories and the stories of others.
The learner reflects upon the way in which they negotiate their own identity and how they communicate in various situations, places, and spaces through a lived experience where they actively change their behavior in a new situation.
The learner fulfills their plan to carry out action against bias and injustice and through this experience evaluates the most effective strategies for continued advocacy.
When you complete your badge evidence, you will need to explicitly demonstrate, through a written reflection, how you have attended to each of the above criteria.
Step 1: Learn
Review the resources below:
Step 2: Plan
Plan your project.
- Propose a suggested activity!
- Participate in and/or lead an advocacy project, fundraiser, or nonviolent protest as an advocate for a cause that affects a marginalized community
- Interview a variety of people from different cultures in an empathetic and equitable manner to learn about different cultures and how your own identity situates with their lived experiences
- Submit a resource-rich proposal to a community group, school, or other entity to negate inequitable practice
- Organize a film series that include racial reality message(s)
- Author or co-author a poignant Op Ed regarding a marginalized group
Step 3: Do
- Pictures, videos, and/or other multimodal evidence capturing your participation or leadership in an advocacy activity
- Interview transcripts and reflections
- Professionally written proposal
- Others, as negotiated
Step 4: Share
Earn your Advocate Badge
Email the staff at the Professional and Career Development Office at Thomas College with your reflections and evidence.