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Workshops and Trainings

Available Trainings and Workshops

The workshops listed here are available for facilitation BY REQUEST ONLY. To request the facilitation of one of these workshops in your classroom or for your staff, please complete this Workshop Request Form allowing at least one month between the date of request and the date when you would like to have the workshop delivered.

We ask that you please allow five (5) business days for a response to your request.

Workshop Title

Workshop Description

Audience (Students, Staff, Faculty)

Duration

Facilitator

The Meaning of Social Justice

Discuss the meaning of Social Justice while incorporating identity development and tenets of diversity

All

60-90mins

Suhail Johnson

White Privilege

Understanding the framework of White privilege

All

60-90mins

JoAnna Murphy

Diversity & Sports

A critical look at the way Diversity intersects with sports.

Students

60-90mins

JT Mills

Facilitating Difficult Dialogues

How to facilitate difficult conversations as they arise in the classroom, office, meetings, etc.

Faculty/Staff

60-90mins

Suhail Johnson

Inclusivity in the Classroom

A look at how to be Inclusive in the classroom

Faculty

60-90mins

JoAnna Murphy

Levels: A Socioeconomic Class Intergroup Dialogue

Workshop on socioeconomic class where participants are pushed to engage and learn from one another across class differences and class conflict through a series of experiential activities aimed at exposing structural inequalities inherent to capitalism while interrogating feelings of fear, guilt, and shame tied to conversations about socioeconomic class.

All

3.5 hours

TBD

More than One Black: An African Diaspora Intragroup Dialogue

A day-long intragroup dialogue on the African Diaspora for a diverse group of Black students where participants are pushed to deconstruct issues of ethnic and cultural differences in the U.S. with emphasis on working with and through identity-based intragroup conflict.

Students

3.5 hours

TBD

Charting your Course as a Social Justice Change Agent

Social justice training for a diverse group of student leaders where participants are supported in reflecting on their personal and social identities, their social location, and their social justice passions. Students are guided in developing short and long-term social justice action plan.

Students

3.5 hours

TBD

Gender Intergroup Dialogue

A dialogue for a diverse group of undergraduates on topics of gender difference, identity development, patriarchy/sexism with emphasis on working with and through intergroup conflict.

Students

3.5 hours

TBD

Race Intergroup Dialogue

A dialogue for a diverse group of undergraduates on topics of racial difference, identity development, white supremacy/racism with emphasis on working with and through intergroup conflict.

Students

3.5 hours

TBD

Social Justice Education in Student Life

A half-day social justice education in student life training for professional resident directors using a series of interactive, experiential, and thought-provoking activities and discussions with a focus on issues of cultural identity, gender, race, and class.

Staff

3.5 hours

Suhail Johnson

No Longer Invisible: Blacks in Latin America

Participants will be facilitated in a conversation that seeks to question the discursive invisibility of Black in Latin America. Special attention is paid to differentiating and understanding the interplay of racial, ethnic, and national identities.

Students

1 hour

Suhail Johnson

Oh! You’re Different!

Participants will be facilitated in a conversation geared at understanding the social construction of difference as key to social inequities based on race, gender, and sexual orientation.

Students

1 hour

TBD

Patriarchy, Sexism, Male Privilege and Me

Participants are invited to situate themselves within patriarchy as a system of oppression held in place by sexism and male privilege.

Students

1 .5 hours

TBD

Beyond Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: On Doing Gender, Bad B’s, and Real Men

Participants are invited to challenge some contemporary manifestations of gender.

Students

1.5 hours

JT Mills

Dying While Black: On Health Disparities and Racial Inequalities

Participants will be invited to explore how racial inequalities serve as an integral component to key health disparities among Blacks in the United States.

Students

1 hour

JT MIlls

Jezebels, Spicy Latinas, Dragon Ladies, Squaws and Other Controlling Images of Women of Color

Participants will be engaged in a conversation geared at understanding how caricatures of women of color are used to objectify, control and subjugate them.

Students

1 hour

Suhail Johnson

Hyper-sexualized  Black Bodies

Participants will be pushed to think about how objectification and hyper-sexualization are integral to the domination and exploitation of Afro-descendent people.

Students

1 hour

TBD

The Racial Intelligence Quotient Test

Participants fill out the questionnaire which prompts them to interrogate their own level of cultural competence through vignettes

Students

1.5 hours

John T. Mills

The Social Identity Wheel/Matrix of Oppression/How Inclusive is My Life

Participants engage in these activities that promote dialogue and self-reflection regarding issues of identity and inclusion.

Students

1.5 hours

John T. Mills

Beyond the Ivory Tower

Participants have an opportunity to speak with and hear from men of color who have experience in academia

Students

1.0 hour

John T. Mills

50 Shades of Whiteness

Participants are exposed to the variance in white social construction and the implication of privilege and power as a result of the perceived superiority of whiteness.

Students

1.0 hour

John T. Mills

Colorism around the World

Participants are exposed to the social, personal, and political implications that being a melanized person has in different countries and especially the United States.

Student

1.0 hour

John T. Mills

The Socialization of Gender

This facilitation dissects the cultural, social, and institutional constructions of what appropriate “masculinities” and “femininities” are, as well as how those binaries enact violence on those who do not fall within (but rather in-between) the binaries of male/female, masculine/feminine. 

All

60 - 90
Minutes

JoAnna R. Murphy

Gendered Violence This discussion will examine various forms of violence, the cycle of violence, as well as causes and the impact IPV has on various communities. This unit examines IPV through an intersectional lens and attempts to understand how power and violence work in concert.  All 60 - 90
Minutes
JoAnna R. Murphy
Reproductive Justice Reproductive Justice is the complete physical, mental, spiritual, political, social, and economic well-being of everyone, based on the full achievement and protection of their human rights. This discussion of Reproductive Justice includes examining the current culture surrounding reproductive health, sex education, issues LGBT people face, contraception, sexual health/wellness, and healthy relationships. All 60 - 90
Minutes
JoAnna R. Murphy
Weight-Bias In American Culture This discussion investigates how weight-bias has been constructed in American Culture, and attempts to address issues of weight-bias through an interdisciplinary and intersectional feminist lens.  Students 60 - 90
Minutes
JoAnna R. Murphy
Entering Male-Dominated Career Sectors This presentation walks through the current system of marginalized groups’ experiences, particularly women, LGBTQQIA women, and women of color in various employment sectors.  The presenter will address resume building based on various, and often limiting experiences and opportunities, as well as addressing interviewing skills. This is an interactive workshop where participants will be able to workshop their cover letters and resumes. Students 60 - 90
Minutes
JoAnna R. Murphy
Politics of Sex and Sexuality This presentation discusses elements of sex and sexuality including understanding sexuality, gender and sexuality, sexual orientation, heteronormativity, and the spectrum of sexuality. Students 60 - 90
Minutes
JoAnna R. Murphy

Health Disparities and Social Identities

This discussion explores how intersecting identities of class, race, gender, sexual orientation, and size impact health and care in the United States.  Students 1 hour JoAnna R. Murphy

The Living Project: Assessing and Reassessing Secondary Research 

This presentation and discussion focus on the graduate level Literature Review process. We will discuss and share tips and tricks on how to navigate large amounts of secondary research. Graduate Level 60 - 90
Minutes
JoAnna R. Murphy
Doing Research at the Graduate Level
This presentation and discussion aim to help guide first and second-year graduate students at both the Masters and Doctoral level through the research process. We will discussion methods for finding topics, what the HSRB process looks like, and pitfalls to avoid.
Graduate Level 60 - 90
Minutes
JoAnna R. Murphy