The Social Justice Education Initiative has a two-tiered structure for standard workshop delivery.
(4.5 hours via Zoom)
This is the introductory SJEI Session. A glossary is introduced and discussed, and we explore little-known Oregon history in a way that helps clarify our peculiar current context and surfaces dominant culture. Once we know more about how we got “here”, and what “here” looks like from multiple perspectives, we look at who we are and how that all fits together. Identity is explored as a social construct that, among other things, creates power hierarchies and is also intersectional and very complicated. Participants are asked to reflect on how this information changes what they think, believe, or feel, and what they might do differently in their work to ensure inclusive excellence.
Session One Learning Objectives:
(2.5 hours via Zoom)
In the second session of the platform curricula, we explore a useful conceptual framework for improving our professional efficacy, as well as a tool for self-awareness. Cross-cultural communication is considered, and some practical strategies are discussed.
Session Two Learning Objectives:
(2.5 hours via Zoom)
In the third session of the platform curricula, we focus on some of the specific ways discrimination and bias appear. We learn about recent neuroscience research that helps us understand the many influences that inform how we both see and interact with the world around us. Microaggressions are defined, their context explained, and we explore specific ways to gather the information we need to reconcile microaggressions.
Session Three Learning Objectives:
Tier Two Next Level workshops are educational opportunities that are specifically focused, and provide deeper discourse and practice on topics explored in the Tier One Platform. Current Tier Two Next Level workshop topics include:
Additional Tier Two Next Level workshops are offered periodically, usually these are collaborations that engage specific areas of expertise amongst OSU faculty and graduate students. Current options include: