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Social Justice at ILR

Are you an agent of change? Whether you are interested in gender rights, fair pay, labor conditions, or disability and inclusion issues in the workplace, the ILR School will provide a foundation to understand these and other social justice issues. ILR students not only explore these and other social justice topics, but also learn leadership and conflict resolution skills required to address them in communities, companies, and countries throughout the world.

Outside of the classroom, our students directly impact social and political issues on and off campus by leading organizations like Cornell Amnesty International , the Women’s Caucus, and the Cornell Organization for Labor Action.

ILR Social Justice Stories

ILR’s Worker Institute Helps Guide a Newly Energized Labor Movement

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Led by Patricia Campos-Medina ’96, MPA ’97, it conducts research and outreach on today’s rapidly changing employment landscape
Patricia Campos-Medina ’96, MPA ’97
ILR’s Worker Institute Helps Guide a Newly Energized Labor Movement

Two ILRies leading Outreach institutes are informing the national conversation around the historic union organizing shift.

Cathy Creighton, director of the ILR Buffalo Co-Lab, and Patricia Campos-Medina, executive director of ILR’s Worker Institute, have been putting their ILR education and experience to work in roles they now hold at the school.
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Two ILRies leading Outreach institutes are informing the national conversation around the historic union organizing shift.

Senior Joins Fulbright Program

Catherine St. Hilaire ’22, selected for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program! Read the story.
Catherine St. Hilaire '22
Senior Joins Fulbright Program

Research Project on Worker Organizing Announced

“Achieving Greater Worker Voice, Equity, and Mobility: A Multi-Industry Study of Organizing Efforts and Their Outcomes,” will be led by Labor Education Research Director Kate Bronfenbrenner and MIT Professor Thomas A. Kochan.
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Research Project on Worker Organizing Announced

Khary Pryce ’22

Student-athlete shares her ILR learning with the Ivy League sports community and across campus.
Khary Pryce ‘22 competes with the Big Red women's tennis team vs. Binghamton during the 2020 season.
Khary Pryce ’22

Caroline Manning ’22

Through a credit internship, Caroline researched the history of discriminatory hiring on New York City's waterfront.
Caroline Manning ’22
Caroline Manning ’22