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Campus Culture & Social Justice: Become a True Ally for Oppressed Groups - Webinar Forum

UMDNJ-School of Nursing

Thursday, June 23, 2011 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (EDT)

Campus Culture & Social Justice:  Become a True Ally...

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June 23rd Social Justice Webinar- UMDNJ-Newark, SSB Room 1023   more info 14 Tickets Ended Free  
June 23rd Social Justice Webinar- UMDNJ-Stratford, UEC Room 2023   more info 9 Tickets Ended Free  

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All UMDNJ Faculty, Staff, Students and Alumni are welcome to this webinar presentation sponsored by the DIVERSITY COMMITTEE at UMDNJ-School of Nursing

Campus Culture & Social Justice: Become a True Ally for Oppressed Groups

What: Live Webinar Workshop

When: Thursday, June 23, 2011 ~ 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.Michele Richey photo

Where: UMDNJ's Newark or Stratford campus.*

Presenter:  Michele Richey, MA

Michele is program coordinator for the College Success Program at the University of Houston. Michele is involved on a national level with College Student Educators International (ACPA) and currently serves as the Vice Chair for Advancement for the Standing Committee for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Awareness (SCLGBTA).

Handouts & Resources

PowerPoint presentation>>>

Ally Resource List (pdf) >>>

Personal Identity Wheel Excercise>>

Social Justice Implementation Guide>>> 

Article: "Teaching Social Justice in Higher Ed," by T. Tritton (2008) Insider Higher Ed.


About the Workshop

This workshop explores issues of identity and power/privilege and what it means to be a true ally for oppressed groups. It will also provide a continuum of action steps for further growth and social action.


*Attend this session at UMDNJ-Newark at the Stanley Bergen Building, 10th floor, room 1023 or at UMDNJ-Stratford at the University Educational Center, Room 2023.  Limited seats are available at both locations.First-come, first-served.

You are welcome to bring your lunch.The webinar will begin promptly at 12 noon.  Please arrive early to secure your seat. Thank you.

  • Learn the difference between social justice and diversity/multiculturalism
  • Discover what it means to be an ally
  • Reflect on personal identities that are both privileged as well as oppressed
  • Understand the cycles of socialization and liberation
  • Explore the continuum of action and their spheres of influence
  • Develop action steps for moving forward as an ally

Who should attend?
  • Faculty, students and staff interested in improving the campus culture
  • Instructors interested in infusing social justice into the classroom culture
  • Anyone interested in supporting minority or oppressed groups and promoting social justice for the greater good.

Limited seating available on a first-come-first served basis. Reserve your seat today!

More about the Presenter

Michele Richey graduated from New York University with a BA in Psychology and an MA in Higher Education Administration.  She also has an MA in Sociology from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs where she concentrated her studies and research on privilege, oppression, socialization, and social justice.  Michele has over 8 years of experience working in student affairs but has recently made the jump to academic affairs in her current role as a Program Coordinator II with the College Success Program/Undergraduate Scholars at the University of Houston working with undeclared and academically at-risk students.  Through this position she teaches a for-credit college success course for first-year students as well as a not-for-credit college success workshop required for students returning from academic suspension.

In addition to working at the University of Houston, Michele teaches Introduction to Sociology at Houston Community College and Cultural Diversity at Axia College. She has presentation experience both regionally and nationally on a wide range of topics.  Most recently she presented Utilizing Restorative Justice as a Community Building Tool at the 2009 College Student Educators International (ACPA) national convention and the 2008 Association of Intermountain Housing Officers (AIMHO) regional conference as well as Addressing the Impact of Anti-LGBT Protestors on our Campus Communities at the ACPA 2008 national convention. Michele also serves on the directorate body of the Standing Committee for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Awareness through ACPA as the Vice Chair for Advancement, where she works with both fundraising and educational initiatives.

Michele’s passion for social justice has driven her to take advantage of many educational opportunities such as the Social Justice Training Institute and attendance at the White Privilege Conference.  It has been her experience exploring areas of privilege that led to Michele developing a series of trainings and workshops on ally development.  She has presented on this topic to students at several regional conferences, including the Colorado Leadership for Equity, Advocacy, and Discovering Social Justice (CO-LEADS) Student Summit and the Cherry Creek Diversity Conference, both in Denver, Colorado.  She has also presented this topic to professionals working in higher education both regionally and nationally, including at the College Personnel Association of Colorado (CPAC) and the Standing Committee for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Awareness through College Student Educators International (ACPA) Mid-Year Directorate Board Meeting.  It is through ally development that Michele has been able to connect her work in sociology to her work in higher education and her passion for social justice.


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When & Where

UMDNJ- Newark
Stanley Bergen Bldg (SSB), Room XXXX
Newark, NJ 07101

Thursday, June 23, 2011 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (EDT)

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UMDNJ-School of Nursing

UMDNJ-School of Nursing offers an innovative program of nursing education from entry level to doctoral degree. Its graduate education program, the largest in the state, includes a master's degree program with many specialty options.

Extensive continuing education programs are available to nurses throughout the state.

The School provides healthcare services through a mobile program serving Essex and Union Counties and a community health center in Camden County, NJ.

With the pending integration of UMDNJ into Rutgers University, effective July 1, we continue to admit students into all existing academic programs, which will continue as is.

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