Announcing University Life's 2023-24 Social Justice Mini-Grant Recipients

Dear Students,

We are pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Social Justice Mini-Grant program. The program supports student projects that provide opportunities for the Columbia community to learn about racial, economic, and educational inequities, as well as other social justice issues.

Please join us in congratulating the grant recipients:

Access Granted: A Disability Justice Initiative Narrative Medicine Mini-Doc-  Saanya Advani, Madeline Mueller
Asian Gender Equity: See the Injustice, Say the Injustice – Irene Ailin Wang
Dalit History Month: Conference on Intersectionality and Caste – Sai Priya Kodidala 
Faithfully Free: Exploring Queer Spirituality – Halil Cenker Camci & Mariam Jallow
Griot: Archiving the Black Experience at/by/beyond GSAPP – Kelsey Jackson, Jennah Jones, Fukunda Mbaru
Is It All About Money? – Leonidas Taliadouros
GreenCoast: Uniting Sustainability and Environmental Justice from East to West – Kristen Dillard
On the Outside Podcast – Taylor Rae Almonte-Roman
You can learn more about all of these students and their projects on our website.

About the Social Justice Mini-Grant Program

The mini-grant program is one way student leaders can contribute to a culture of inclusion, belonging, and social justice at Columbia. As this year’s grantees embark on their efforts to create opportunities for our community to engage on a variety of social justice topics, they will receive funding, mentorship, communications, and logistical support. 

We hope you will learn from and participate in their projects, which will include events, podcasts, documentaries, and more. Keep an eye out for ways to engage in our weekly Events and Opportunities emails, Instagram, and Facebook. 

We wish to thank the Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life for their generous support and partnership with this program. You can learn more about the program here. 


Joseph Defraine Greenwell, Ed.D.

Senior Vice President for Student AffairsUniversity LifeGender Pronouns: He/Him/His 

Ixchel Rosal

Senior Associate Vice President for Student LifeUniversity LifeGender Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

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