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Sorry, social justice related trainings will not be delivered to a class when the professor is not present. 
It is important that as a faculty member you are present the day of the training to assist with processing the information presented and setting, as well as maintaining, classroom expectations. If you are in need of classroom enhancement through co-curricular perspectives without cancelling class consider these other options: http://www.gvsu.edu/co-curricular/content-on-demand-5.htm

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The GVSU Social Justice Centers and Social Justice Education Program are pleased to offer trainings on a wide variety of topics, including the ones listed below (collectively known as the Co-Curricular Class Content on Demand). Don't see what you're looking for? Let us know. We are happy to prepare presentations on other relevant topics or customize trainings to meet the needs of a particular audience.

  • Food Justice: 
    • What does hunger have to do with social change?  Find out how food justice is social justice. How to identify and avoid toxic charity, engage in reciprocal community engagement related to hunger action, and what services GVSU has to offer.
  • Introduction to Intersectionality:
    • Introduction to understanding identity as intersectional with plenty of group participation opportunities. A good choice for those interested in topics related to inclusion and equity. 
  • Understanding Micro-aggressions - The Importance of Language: 
    • National attention has been focused on overt racial tensions on college campuses across the country. But what about smaller, subtle, more persistent forms of offensive comments?  Micro-aggressions are defined as “a subtle but offensive comment or action directed at a minority or other non-dominant group that is often unintentional or unconsciously reinforces a stereotype.”  This session will focus on how to recognize micro-aggressions, gain an understanding of the impact these statements have on those with marginalized identities, and will provide tools and resources on how to respond in these difficult situations.
  • Gender-Based Violence: 
    • Many of us are interested in stopping violence, but before we can create prevention tools it is helpful to understand how violence manifests in different communities.  Practical opportunities are included in this training that covers violence broadly as groups will have an opportunity to narrow their thinking to specific sub-populations as part of a group exercise (women, people of color, LGBTQIA communities).


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