Loyola University Chicago

Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy

Pedagogy of Justice (POJ) Circles


POJ Circles

The Pedagogy of Justice (POJ) Circles (formerly named Diversity, Equity, & Inclusive Pedagogy [DEIP] Circles) are an informal effort to cultivate anti-racist thought, anti-oppressive action, and equitable pedagogies by providing a private space for Loyola educators (faculty, staff, graduate student instructors) to come together, discuss issues they may encounter in their instructional and pedagogical spaces, and skillshare strategies and tactics to promote equity, navigate difficult situations, and ensure wellbeing in their pedagogical spaces.

The POJ Circles will function as monthly drop-in laboratory spaces for Loyola educators to discuss and practice new strategies and approaches to anti-oppressive pedagogy in a horizontal, non-hierarchal structure. While each session will have a session host, these circles are designed to be group-led and the content will be driven by the needs of the attendees each session.

The AY 2023-2024 POJ Circles will be hosted monthly over Zoom

Spring '24 Meeting Times: Tuesdays 12:00PM - 1:30PM via this Zoom link

January 30th, 2024

February 13th, 2024

March 19th, 2024

April 16th, 2024


*This program is intended as a private space for open and honest discussion about issues important to our community. To facilitate this, any disclosures of discrimination or related concerns that may arise in the course of the program will not constitute a report to the Office for Equity & Compliance (OEC) or to the University. Disclosures or allegations of sexual misconduct may be subject to Loyola’s responsible campus partner reporting obligations. All members of the University community can always access supportive measures and other resources by submitting a report or complaint of discrimination or sexual misconduct any time using the online reporting forms and resources available 24/7 at www.luc.edu/equity, or by contacting the OEC directly at 773-508-7766, equity@luc.edu, or in person in Granada Center, Suite 403, on Loyola’s Lakeshore Campus during the university’s business hours.