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Social Justice January 2019 will take place on Wednesday, January 23rd! Social Justice January is a signature event hosted collaboratively by the Campus Community Centers (African American Cultural Center, GLBT Center, Multicultural Student Affairs, and the Women’s Center) in order to engage students, faculty, and staff in contemporary, intersectional social justice education. Social Justice January is an opportunity to recenter a commitment to advocacy, reconnect with important issues, and gain the necessary skills to advance social justice in our communities.
 
The theme for this year’s event is “Beyond the Buzzwords” and will consist of a series of four unique sessions that dive into the concepts behind the buzzwords of diversity, privilege, intersectionality, and oppression. Social Justice January is open to anyone, but the sessions will be most beneficial to students involved in peer educator, mentor, and other student leadership program within the Campus Community Centers and across campus. Even though each session will build upon the others, it is not necessary for participants to attend earlier workshops in order to attend later workshops. In order to create the best experience possible, pre-registration is requested. Please consider registering at this link.
Unlearning Diversity

This session will introduce participants to the concept of socialization, how biases, stereotypes, and other cultural narratives are constructed, and how this impacts leadership and other aspects of campus life. Please join Marcela Cervantes-Torres, assistant director for community outreach and engagement in Multicultural Student Affairs, as she facilitates “Unlearning Diversity”.

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
African American Cultural Center
Witherspoon 356
Unpacking Privilege

This session is an opportunity for participants to take stock of their own identities and how those facets of identity impact daily life. In this session participants will critically reflect on times they have received privilege or experienced oppression due to an aspect of their identity. The session will end with a discussion of how participants can utilize their privileges to advance social justice and create a better campus culture. Please join Dr. Sachelle Ford, assistant director for the African American Cultural Center, as she facilitates “Unpacking Privilege”.

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
GLBT Center
Talley 5230
Conversations About ‘The Other’

This session will explore the ways marginalized communities are represented in the media. Participants will discuss how media representation allows for bias, mistreatment, and prejudice to be allowed in our community, how those narratives shape assumptions, attitudes, and action, and the ways that these combine to perpetuate oppression. Please Join Andy DeRoin, program coordinator for the GLBT Center, as they facilitate “Conversations About ‘The Other’”.

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Women’s Center
Talley 5210
Immunity to Change

This session will take a deeper dive into how we can make change as social justice advocates. What are the changes we want to make within ourselves to be better advocates or allies? How do we change our own individual beliefs, along with the collective mindsets of our communities to effectively make change? In this workshop we move past desire and motivation to the tools we need to overcome the forces that hold us back from making change. Please join Carlyn Wright-Eakes, rape prevention education coordinator for the Women’s Center, as she facilitates “Immunity to Change”.

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Multicultural Student Affairs
Talley 4261
GLBT Advocate Program Lunch & Learn

This event that may be most beneficial to faculty and staff who are ready to engage in deeper conversations about social justice issues at NC State. The GLBT Advocate Program is hosting a Lunch & Learn from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM in Room 4280 in Talley Student Union. During this Lunch & Learn facilitated by Erin Elliot, graduate assistant for Multicultural Student Affairs, audience members will engage in a higher-level conversation about equity, data collection, research, and practice in higher education. Faculty and staff are also encouraged to attend “Immunity to Change” to engage in dialogue and conversation with student leaders and peer educators in this culminating workshop.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Room 4280
Talley Student Union

EVENT DETAILS

Unpacking Privilege
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
GLBT Center
Talley 5230
 
Conversations About ‘The Other’
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Women’s Center
Talley 5210
 
Immunity to Change
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Multicultural Student Affairs
Talley 4261
 
GLBT Advocate Program Lunch & Learn
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Room 4280
Talley Student Union

FOR ACCOMMODATIONS

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, NC State will honor requests for reasonable accommodations made by individuals with disabilities. Requests can be served more effectively if notice is provided at least 10 days before the event. For more information, please contact Leah Young at 919.515.3835.