GSJ Student Resources

GSJ Student Resources

Core Convocations

Each semester, the University holds one or two “Core Convocations” where we gather both TRW and GSJ students, along with other members of the St. Kate’s community, to hear a speaker or see a performance. Typically, one or both of the Core Convocations is held in the evening. Your instructor will be requiring attendance to at least one of the Core Convocations. Visit the Core Events site for information on this year's core convocations.

Research Help

Resources for researching and writing your justice research paper.

  • GSJ Library Help
    This library webpage is specifically designed to help GSJ students find library resources for their research paper by course topic.
  • O'Neill Center for Academic Development
  • The O'Neill Center can help you with writing and reading skills. Drop by for help with creating a thesis statement, perfecting grammar and formatting a bibliography and much more.
  • Citation Guides Guides for including materials and websites in your bibliography. MLA guide, APA guide
  • Refworks

Refworks is a web-based citation manager. It is provided and supported by St. Catherine University Libraries for use by all students, faculty and staff. View the tutorials, set up an account and never have to type in a bibliography again.

GSJ Justice Symposium

GSJ students are required to participate in the GSJ Justice Symposium in the semester in which they take GSJ.  Academic posters or other avenues of public presentation allow students to share their research into a justice issue.  Students in the evening/weekend/online program post PowerPoint presentations Core Projects D2L site.   TRW students are required to attend the symposium or view the projects.

Submitting your presentation to D2L:  This document shows you how to post your GSJ Presentation posted on the Core Projects D2L site.

Relevant Websites

Catholic Social Teaching

    Catholic Pastoral Committee on Sexual Minorities
  • Catholic Worker Movement
    Today over 185 Catholic Worker communities remain committed to nonviolence, voluntary poverty, prayer, and hospitality for the homeless, exiled, hungry, and foresaken. Catholic Workers continue to protest injustice, war, racism, and violence of all forms. Explore the life and writings of Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin as well as sample contemporary Catholic Worker thought and action.
  • Office of Council of Catholic Women, Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis
    The mission of the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women is to empower, educate and support women to lives of service, spirituality and leadership to their families, parishes, communities and the poor of the world.
  • Office for Social Justice, Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis
    The mission of the Office for Social Justice is to serve the Archdiocese as its primary resource and catalyst for the work of social justice.
  • United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
    "The purpose of the USCCB is to promote the greater good which the Church offers humankind, especially through forms and programs of the apostolate fittingly adapted to the circumstances of time and place. This purpose is drawn from the universal law of the Church and applies to the episcopal conferences which are established all over the world for the same purpose."

Human Rights & Labor Action

Global Action

  • Amnesty International
    Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights for all.
  • EnviroLink
    A grassroots online community that unites hundreds of organizations and volunteers around the world with millions of people in more than 150 countries. EnviroLink is dedicated to providing comprehensive, up-to-date environmental information and news.
  • International Action Center
    Information, activism, and resistance to U.S. militarism and war, linking with struggles against racism and oppression within the United States. Founded by Ramsey Clark, former U.S. Attorney General
  • Resource Center of the Americas
    "The Resource Center of the Americas provides information and develops programs that demonstrate the connections between the people of Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States. For more than fifteen years we have built bridges across communities, highlighting the voices of the silenced and ignored. The Resource Center looks forward to continuing that work by defending human rights in the era of globalization." (from their website)

Animal Rights Action

  • Farm Animal Reform Movement
  • A nonprofit, public-interest organization promoting vegan, plant-based diets to save animals, protect the environment, and improve health.
  • Farm Sanctuary
    Farm Sanctuary was founded in 1986 to combat the abuses of factory farming and to encourage a new awareness and understanding about "farm animals." At Farm Sanctuary, these animals are our friends, not our food.
  • People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
    PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: on factory farms, in laboratories, in the clothing trade, and in the entertainment industry.

Cultural Action

  • American Indian Cultural Support
    The American Indian Cultural Support organization is dedicated to preserving our various Nations sovereignty, legal rights, lands, and cultures.
  • Black Panther Party Research Project
    "This is an academic site designed to provide information for individuals who want to locate primary and secondary sources about the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, the organization co-founded during October 1966 in Oakland, California by Bobby Seale and the late Dr. Huey P. Newton." (from their website)
  • Leonard Peltier Defense Committee
    Leonard Peltier is a Native American activist and member of the American Indian Movement. In 1977 he was convicted and sentenced to two consecutive terms of life imprisonment for the murder of two FBI Agents who died during a 1975 shoot-out on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. (from Wikipedia)
  • Prison Radio
    "Prison Radio's mission is to challenge unjust police and prosecutorial practices which result in mass incarceration, racism and gender discrimination. We do this by bringing the voices of men, women and kids into the public debate and dialogue on crime and punishment." (from their website)

Women's Rights & Feminist Action

  • Guerrilla Girls
    In 1985, a group of women artists founded the Guerrilla Girls. They assumed the names of dead women artists and wore gorilla masks in public, concealing their identities and focusing on the issues rather than their personalities. Between 1985 and 2000, close to 100 women, working collectively and anonymously, produced posters, billboards, public actions, books and other projects to make feminism funny and fashionable. At the turn of the millennium, three separate and independent incorporated groups formed to bring fake fur and feminism to new frontiers.
  • National Organization for Women
    The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has 500,000 contributing members and 550 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
  • Sisters Online
    "Sisters Online was founded in 1996 by twelve communities of American religious women who have ministered in the Upper Midwest for over a century and a half. While their historical roots are both monastic and apostolic, they share a common passion for gospel justice as articulated in their individual charisms. They see a world in which women of prayer are being called to reach out to women and children who suffer from the multiple manifestations of injustice. They seek to be the voice and agent of difference."
  • Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality
    Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality exists to explore the spiritual dimensions of contemporary life for women and men and to re-imagine and embody all that women can be as agents of transformation in church and society.