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Judge U.W. Clemon Center for Economic and Social Justice

The Judge U.W. Clemon Center for Economic and Social Justice is a preeminent training ground for scholars and practitioners to advocate and engage in ways that eradicate all systems of oppression.
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Judge U.W. Clemon Center for Economic and Social Justice


To create a vibrant ecosystem that fosters innovative thinking, scholarly research, and entrepreneurial ideas that promote systems of economic and social prosperity.

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Impact on Social Justice

Through intentional educational programming, we seek to produce social justice change agents who have a sense of their own agency and use it to change their world. We do this through our five impact areas: economics, entrepreneurship, health, leadership, and technology. Through the Center, we hope to continue the charge exposed by the College’s founders as we seek to address the systemic economic and social inequities that have disproportionately disenfranchised groups from underrepresented backgrounds, in particular those people of color.

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Judge U.W. Clemon Center for Economic and Social Justice


To equip our scholars with resources to affect positive change at the social, political, and economic levels.



To carry out the Center’s mission and vision, we focus our efforts on four main priorities: advocate, educate, engage, and develop. We meet these objectives through our five signature programs.

Signature Programs

Lunch and Learn: Leadership Lectures

The goal is for attendees to leave with an enlightened perspective on industry efforts in social justice and ways to work with corporations, inform policy, and advocate for change.

The Miles College Women’s Business Center was established in November 2022 as a premier project of the Miles College Center for Economic and Social Justice.

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President Bobbie Knight’s Speaker Series

A campus-wide initiative that intentionally facilitates public discourse and exposes the Miles College community to innovative thought leaders who provide insight on how to drive impactful change through purposeful civic engagement.

The Social Justice Institute

An intensive 6-week developmental experience for academicians, practitioners, governmental officials, and faith-based nonprofit leaders who seek to advance their knowledge on the tactful ways to spur community development through social justice training.

The Golden Bears Social Enterprise Pitch Competition

An annual business pitch competition for current, both full-time and part-time, Miles College students who are interested in solving a problem related to economic and social justice in our five impact areas.