25th Annual Multicultural Conference

Higher Learning: Ethically Engaging in Disrupting Oppression

Friday, January 5, 2023 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please register by December 18, 2023.

About the Seminar: Higher Learning: Ethically Engaging in Disrupting Oppression

Working towards social justice requires the intentional development of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture by intervening at the micro, memo, and macro levels. Engaging in intervention strategies are an ethical obligation of health professionals to improve the total wellness of others. Participants will be introduced to principles of systemic oppression that leads to disproportionate outcomes, learn how oppression interferes with achieving social justice within higher education and other domains of wellness, and obtain tools to dismantle oppression using common agreements to improve health outcomes.


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 Past Presenters 

Dacia R. Price, Ph.D., LMSW

Dacia R. Price

About the Speaker

Daicia Price serves as a clinical associate professor of social work and director of diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Michigan School of School Work. She earned her BSW, MSW and PhD from Eastern Michigan University.

Daicia has gained clinical and macro practice experience in juvenile justice, community mental health, housing, schools, and foster care. Daicia continues to focus on workforce development and implementation of evidence, best, and promising behavioral health practices that are culturally responsive.

Daicia is committed to sharing her personal and professional experiences and knowledge to support others. As a professional, Daicia is committed to incorporating various strategies that will aid the mission of Reaching Out, Raising Hope, and Changing Society.


Date/Time: Friday, January 5, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


$25 for currently enrolled undergraduate GVSU students

$50 GVSU Faculty/Staff and GVSU graduate students

$99 for community members


GVSU Allendale Campus, Kirkhof Center: Room 2250

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a .m. | Check-in

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. | Common Agreements

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. | Systemic Framework and Oppression Formula

10:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. | Break

10:10 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. | Common Tools of Oppression

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Impacts of Oppression

12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m. | Break/Networking

12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Lunch (provided)

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Ethical Considerations Related to Dismantling Oppression

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Anti-Oppressive Strategies for Policy and Practice

3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. | Break

3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Incorporating Anti-Oppressive Strategies into Roles

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Practice Implications

Continuing Education Units

This program is approved by Grand Valley State University's School of Social Work for 7.5 CEs, including 1 Ethics CE and 3 Implicit Bias CEs. An additional administrative charge of $11.50 is required for CEs and will be collected at registration.

Kirkhof Center, Room 2250

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