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Social Justice training Institute

Visceral Change offers a powerful and impactful Social Justice Training Institute that is grounded in and influenced by Sherard Robbins' Core Five Components to Social Justice. The Institute is a day-long, or retreat style training workshop comprised of five sessions running between 1.5 - 2 hours consecutively (with breaks). The Institute is approximately 10 hours in total length and can be structured to best fit the needs of the organizations requesting the training (i.e., day-long institute, weekend retreat, etc...). The core five components are as follows:

Power and Privilege

Learning Outcomes:

· Participants will be able to define power and privilege as systemic constructions.

· Participants will gain an understanding of their own privilege and their own involvement in systems of privilege.

· Participants will be able to identify different types of privileges as they manifest within society.

· Participants will learn ways to begin addressing power and privilege at least within the scope of their responsibilities as employees.

 

Session Summary: This Core Five session has been designed to offer an in depth discussion on the systems of power and privilege and how they impact our everyday lives, personally, professionally, and academically. This session offers discussion time to define privilege and how those systems serve as predicates for how we interpret normalcy and establish a standard of justification. Through the exploration of the topic of power and privilege, participants should gain a better understanding of how to promote inclusivity and social justice among people of all identities.

 

 

Identity and Intersectionality

Learning Outcomes:

· Participants will be able to define identity and intersectionality and how they receive benefits based on privilege.

· Participants will gain an understanding of their own intersecting identities and the role they play in their day-to-days.

· Participants will be able to identify their own dominant and subordinate identities.

· Participants will learn ways to begin navigating their identities at least within the scope of their responsibilities as employees.

Session Summary: This Core Five session has been designed to offer an in depth discussion on identity and intersectionality as they impact our everyday lives, personally, professionally, and academically. This session offers discussion time to examine the concepts of identity and intersectionality and the ways in which an individual’s dominant and subordinated identities hierarchically place them in a social structure specifically relative to their identities. Through the exploration of this topic, participants will gain a better understanding of how their intersecting identities impact their everyday lives.

Systems of Socialization

Learning Outcomes:

· Participants will be able to identify 'socialization' as the foundation for how one begins to interpret the world.

· Participants will gain an understanding of how socialization works and how systems of socialization affect them.

· Participants will be able to identify their own involvement in systems of socialization and how it influences their decisions.

· Participants will learn ways to critically examine socialization, at least within the scope of their responsibilities as employees.

 

Session Summary: This Core Five session has been designed to offer an in depth discussion on the systems of socialization as they impact our everyday lives, personally, professionally, and academically. This session offers discussion time to define the term ‘socialization’ and explore how individuals can recognize how those systems affect the ways in which they respond to social circumstances. Through the exploration of this topic, participants will gain a better understanding of how to challenge the concept as it relates to society.

 

Cultural Competence

Learning Outcomes:

· Participants will be able to define culture, stereotypes, triggers and appropriation.

· Participants will gain an understanding of their own culture as well as others and how they operate within social justice.

· Participants will be able to identify the difference between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation.

· Participants will gain an understanding of how stereotyping works and the triggers that accompany them.

· Participants will learn ways to begin addressing issues within cultural competence, at least within the scope of their responsibilities as employees.

Session Summary: This Core Five session has been designed to offer an in depth discussion on cultural competence, both, globally and in the United States. This session offers discussion time to define culture, understand how we operate within it and recognize the differences between cultural appropriation and appreciation. Participants will also look at triggers and stereotypes and explore how those actions impact one’s everyday life. Through the exploration of the topic of cultural competence, participants will gain a better understanding of how to promote inclusivity and social justice among people of all identities.

Allyship and Advocacy

Learning Outcomes:

· Participants will be able to define allyship and advocacy and how they serve as the praxis to the other four components`.

· Participants will gain an understanding of the differences between allyship and advocacy and the purposes each serves.

· Participants will be able to identify the "third A," accountability, and the role it plays in allyship and advocacy.

· Participants will learn ways to critically examine allyship and advocacy, at least within the scope of their responsibilities as employees.

 

Session Summary: This Core Five session has been designed to serve as a closure and offer an in depth discussion on allyship and advocacy as it manifests in our everyday lives, personally, professionally, and academically. This session offers discussion time to define the terms and explore how individuals can recognize the various ways to effectively impart these skills into everyday practice. Through the exploration of this topic, participants will gain a better understanding of how to best serve others as advocates and allies.

It is our belief that through these five components, participants will gain a sound understanding of the broader concept that is Social Justice. Each session offers an in-depth look at the highlighted topics in ways that ask the participants to examine their internal positions on them. They also challenge participants to consider alternative approaches to the topics in ways that they might not have otherwise thought about them.

** The Core Five Training sessions are also available as individual sessions. If you are interested in exploring any of the Core Five sessions as singular, please contact us and preference this.**