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Diversity Ally: Unlearning Racism
Sat, April 22, 2017, 9:15 AM – 12:15 PM CDT
This workshop is part of the Diversity Ally for Faculty series, created by the University of Oklahoma WGS Center for Social Justice and implemented with the support of the University of Oklahoma Office of University Community. This series is designed to inform you, transform your perspective, and empower you to improve our campus climate and give the best support to your student and colleagues.
Unlearning Racism looks to enhance participants’ racial and cultural literacy by:
1) Discussing definitions of racism, introducing historical contexts and addressing contemporary challenges facing minority communities
2) Generating a list of group stereotypes and pondering their relationship to racist practices
3) Discussing and addressing some methodological ways of thinking about how racism plays out in educational institutional settings
4) Role-playing and discussing imaginary scenarios in order to speculate about the kinds of strategies, policies, and procedures that would improve life in the college environment
The objective of this workshop is to learn from, challenge each other and discuss examples of race-related situations specific to the university context. We don't presume this will be a comprehensive picture; each workshop will be distinct with each set of facilitators bringing their own unique perspectives. We do hope to suggest ways of thinking through complex issues that will be broadly useful to faculty and staff at large.
Registration links for the other three workshops can be found here:
Unlearning Classism: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diversity-ally-unlearning-classism-tickets-32067857826
For further information or accommodation on the basis of disability, contact Megan Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 405-325-5787.