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Student Social Justice Trainings, featuring Jessica Pettitt

During the Occupy Discrimination; Love United Campaign there will be student training offered entitled Sticks and Stones: LGBT 101 and Social Justice: When Diversity Isn't Enough.  Detailed information can be found below, due to limited capacity of each training session we ask that you online sign up for one training.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Jessica Pettitt: Sticks and Stones: LGBT 101

Start Time: 10 am
Venue: Mobius Hall
Length: 90 mins
Anticipated Audience: Students
Size: (50) Must RSVP Online

Program Description:
What better way to learn about sexual identities than to list out social norms, stereotypes, media images, rumors, jokes, and slang! This is a safe space for any and all kinds of interactive discussions regarding Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Heterosexual identities. By then comparing themes of these messages learned for these different groups, we can then have a much deeper conversation about class, race, educational access, citizenship, ability assumptions, etc. By understanding our language we can hold ourselves accountable to building an inclusive environment for all (regardless of sexual identity).
 

Learning Outcomes:
• To articulate their own stereotypes, derogatory terms, and other assumptions for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and heterosexual people
• To identify others' stereotypes, derogatory terms, and other assumptions for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and heterosexual people
• To recognize the U.S. cultural need for binaries when examining sexual identities and gender identities


Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Jessica Pettitt: Social Justice: When Diversity Isn't Enough

Start Time: 2 pm
Venue: Mobius Hall
Length: 90 mins
Anticipated Audience: Students
Size: (50) Must RSVP Online
Program Description:
What is the difference between Social Justice and Diversity? As a leader, change agent and person working and living with other people — this difference is imperative. Learn the difference, stretch from your comfort zone, sit in your privilege, power, and place of dominance within institutional and systematic forms of oppression in this highly interactive program.

Learning Outcomes:
• To understand how pre-existing assumptions affect an individual’s ability to recognize and value diversity
• To recognize and give examples of difference in both a singular and plural context

 

Questions? diversity@uwb.edu


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