I hope all are well. You are receiving this email as a student group indicated that you are their student group advisor. In mid-summer we announced to the student group leadership that we would work with the Office of Community and Belonging in the creation and execution of a diversity, equity and inclusion training for student groups. We have been working closely with them to create these sessions not only for the students but for you all as advisors.
Acknowledging the importance of setting you up as an advisor for success, we have created a condensed version of the student training that combines parts I and part II. In order to help you understand and work through these topics as well as how to support the organization members.
When will these training sessions take place for advisors?
To register for the session you would like to attend, please do so by clicking on the hyperlink below of the session you would like to register for. This will take you to an Embark registration form.
For the student leaders, we are requiring two officers from each organization to participate in these training sessions.
Part I will be a three hours long synchronous session. It will focus on skills for navigating difficult conversations, basic terminology, unconscious bias, and microaggressions, macroaggressions, micro affirmations focus particularly on creating an antiracist organization, and will include pre and post assignments.
Part II, will be a two hours long synchronous session, focused on scenarios, role-playing, and skill-building for interrupting oppression. It will lay the groundwork for your organization to begin developing an action plan for creating an equitable, inclusive, and antiracist student organization. These plans will be due by the end of the spring semester. Coaching will be provided as needed in the support and creation of your Action Plan.
For Part I, to create a valuable experience for participants to engage in conversations, we will limit each session to 25. This means multiple sessions will take place.
Friday, October 16th, 7 pm – 10 pm EDT
Saturday, October 17th – 10 am – 1 pm, EDT
Saturday, October 17th - 4pm -7pm EDT
Sunday, October 18th – 10 am – 1 pm EDT
Sunday, October 18th – 4 pm -7 pm EDT
Tuesday, October 20th – 10 am – 1 pm EDT
Tuesday, October 20th – 4 pm - 7 pm EDT
Sunday, October 25th - 7 pm - 10 pm EDT
The students are asked to register through the Embark platform and they have received a direct email about this training and how to sign-up.
Who is facilitating these trainings?
Latrina L. Denson, Associate Dean for Community and Belonging
Molly Keehn, Lecturer in Intergroup Dialogue
Ysabel Garcia, Graduate Assistant, Community & Inclusion
Aime DeGrenier, Manager, Community Technical Support
and other Social Justice Educators from the valley or surrounding community
Thank you all so much. If you have any questions or concerns please email us directly.
The Office of Student Involvement
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