Registration is now open for Change U: Social Justice Training, a free program available to students, faculty, staff and community members. Participants will have the opportunity to develop community organizing skills and learn about social justice issues.
The program, organized by the Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center, includes two, three-hour sessions each month throughout the year and a day-long justice assembly about spiritual violence. The first session, "Understanding and Practicing Intersectionality," will take place October 8, from 6-9 p.m., in the Kirkhof Center.
Colette Seguin Beighley, director of the Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center, said Change U uses a relational organizing model, which promotes community building and learning from the experiences of participants.
Throughout the year, sessions will focus on topics such as U.S. social movements, systemic change, white supremacy and media as an organizing tool.
Change U at Grand Valley began six years ago. To register, visit www.gvsu.edu/socialjustice.