Globally, advocates for social change employ justice and rights-based approaches in attempting to influence policy, behaviours and outcomes. In this project-based course, we will explore what it means to be a social justice advocate in theory and in practice. Through projects undertaken with partner organizations, students will have the opportunity to participate in advocacy under the supervision of the course instructor. We will examine how advocacy strategies are developed, engage in hands-on comparative research and analysis, and learn about different methods of public engagement. Finally, we will reflect on ethical issues relating to social justice advocacy, the impact of increasing professionalization in the social justice sector and the role of reflexivity in social justice practice.