A skill-building program, 3 Thursday evenings,
October 5, 12, 19, 2017 | 6:00–9:00pm,
Attendance on all 3 evenings is required—to build a learning community
It’s time to step up.
The U.S. has historically struggled with issues related to race, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, and socioeconomic class differences. Many people have been unaware these issues, while others have always encountered these issues in their daily lived experiences. Concerned people of all identities are coming together today out of a renewed sense of urgency to build skills to take action on these issues.
Enhance your skills
We invite you to join a 3-session, skill-building program in Social Justice Leadership. This program aims to bring together a multicultural group of 18 people, diverse in race, gender, and age as well as in experience and influence with varieties of formal and informal local leadership (in community, neighborhood, church, school, advocacy group, and so forth).
Together we will:
- Learn about the historical context of some of today’s societal challenges.
- Create a safe and nourishing space for learning with and from each other.
- Deepen our understanding of how our own backgrounds inform our behavior and influence our personal, professional, and civic lives.
- Build greater awareness of implicit bias and cultural assumptions.
- Explore solutions and practice role-playing various upstander, intervention, and change strategies.
- Enhance our general community leadership skills.
- Use creative approaches—drawn from theater, visual arts, dialogue—to enrich our learning.
The Social Justice Leadership Series was developed and is co-led by a multiracial team committed to social justice:
Evelyn Moore, adjunct professor at Lesley University, has been a consultant and facilitator for Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity, and has worked as an actor, writer and director.
Priscilla H. Sanville, professor emerita at Lesley University, specializes in social justice through the arts and in multi-cultural dialogue.
Maureen Scully, faculty member at UMass Boston College of Management, studies inequality and leads active bystander workshops.
Social Justice Leadership Series
Aba Taylor, executive director of the Winchester Multicultural Network has worked across the U.S. and internationally on a range of social justice and cultural issues.
Please contact Aba Taylor if you need more information on this skill-building Social Justice Leadership program.