The Center for Social Justice, Human and Civil Rights works with university and community partners to foster a fair and inclusive society.

Founded in 2013, it brings attention to historic civil and human rights struggles, encourages scholarship that examines oppression and inequality, sponsors educational events and mentors future social justice leaders.

Through all its endeavors, the Center seeks thoughtful examination of community-engaged social change. The Center is currently led by Llewellyn Cornelius, the Donald L. Hollowell Distinguished Professor of Social Justice and Civil Rights Studies.

Learn more about the Center and how you can get involved through the links below.


As part of its mission, the Center supports the annual Social Justice Symposium and the Donald L. Hollowell Lecture, as well as other events that encourage the development of policies and structures which support well-being for all.

To see our most recent activities, follow us on the Center for Social Justice’s Facebook page.


Hear experts and activists address topics that affect the human condition on a podcast moderated by students and Center Director Llewellyn Cornelius.

Topics have included healthcare, community organizing, transportation equity, co-op gardening, and immigration and refugee policy, to name just a few. Explore the entire library of podcasts at the UGA Kaltura site.


Center Fellows engage in research on topics as varied as racial and ethnic health disparities, employment law, social policy for immigrant communities, and diversity in higher education, among others. Membership is open to university faculty and education professionals who have demonstrated a commitment to the Center’s activities and goals and share a common interest in interdisciplinary collaboration focused on social justice.

  • Dawn D. Bennett-Alexander
  • Harold Briggs
  • Mary Ager
  • Y. Joon Choi
  • Llewellyn “Lee” Cornelius
  • Maurice Daniels
  • Zoe Johnson
  • Vivia E. Hill-Silcott
  • Rebecca Matthew
  • Jane McPherson
  • Michael Robinson
  • Tiffany Washington
  • Henry Young
  • Avital “Tali” Wulz
  • Marta D. Collier

Do you have a question about a human rights or social justice issue, know of someone you want to hear speak, or have an event or project in mind? Contact Center Director Llewellyn “Lee” Cornelius at (706) 542-0244 or

We know that one person can change the world, and we want to encourage more people to discover how they can make an impact. Your generous gift supports scholarship and community engagement that addresses systemic inequities in civil and human rights. For more information about giving opportunities, contact Megan Powell at (706) 542-5466 or

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