Social Justice Training Requests
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion offers educational programming around social
justice issues, inclusion, and facilitation skills for diverse groups. These workshops
are available to all students, student organizations, and classes. We offer a base
of workshops, however, we can create new ones or tailor the mentioned ones to the
needs of the organization. Please email email@example.com to request a workshop or guided facilitation from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
Co-facilitated with Stuart Haruyama at the Office of Multifaith Engagement, this workshop
seeks to celebrate and support different worldviews on campus. This session seeks
1) to equip participants with skills to have conversations around faith and religion, 2)
increase understanding of religious diversity at IWU & beyond, and 3) a
ffirm that religious identity is a part of student well-being.
Safe Zone Workshop
The IWU Safe Zone Program creates an opportunity for Illinois Wesleyan community members to reduce homophobia
and heterosexism on campus. IWU Safe Zone empowers students, faculty, and staff members
to serve as resources for members of the campus community who are interested in becoming
more knowledgeable about sexual orientation and gender identity. IWU Safe Zone also
identifies supportive spaces to feel comfortable and safe in a confidential environment.
Gender Identity and Academia
This presentation will assist faculty, staff, and students alike in understanding
the landscape of appropriate gender use in an academic setting. With a focus on non-binary
and transgender identities, the presentation outlines the global history of non-cis
identities and provides resources for inclusive academic writing.
Power and Privilege
Learn more about how different intersections of identity affect individual and group
agency both historically and in today's society. Participants will both learn about
historically underserved populations and partake in self-reflection activities to
better understand the shape of our society.
Working with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI)
The ODI offers resources for all students, especially those from underrepresented
groups such as multi-racial, African American, Latinx, Native American, Asian-American, lesbian,
gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBQA TGNC)+, first generation, and women. There
are also many opportunities to collaborate get involved through signature programs.
Meet the ODI staff and learn more about these opportunities through this program.
Racial Identity Development
Learn more about the foundations racial identity development and how groups and individuals
of different racial backgrounds navigate society.
Social Justice 101
Utilize this introduction to social justice to create a foundation of knowledge within
your group about diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice and how to engage
with diverse groups. Key terms and activities are used to explain basic concepts related
to social justice.
What's Going On?! A discussion about current events and the racial and political tensions
in today's America
Participate in a facilitated discussion regarding those current events that speak
to tensions around racial and politicized identities. Presentations can be customized
to focus on one or more groups of marginalized peoples both domestically and abroad.
Request your own!
Do you have a diversity and inclusion related topic you would like a presentation
or dialogue facilitated around? Request your own program and describe what issues
you would like to be covered. We will set up a meeting to make sure we are covering
the content you and your organization have requested.