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This is a multi-session series. Please read the session descriptions and times thoroughly. Thank you!

Join Montez Butts, MA and Anthony C. Siracusa, Ph.D., from ODECE's Inclusive Culture Team for this three-part, foundational workshop series (JIC 101, JIC 102, and JIC 201) in which you will explore core concepts related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice and how to operationalize them in the context of community partnerships.

Workshop participants will reflect on their own understandings of social identity categories, how these categories relate to group-based oppression, and how they intersect with outreach and engagement work. Participants will also practice key skills for creating and stewarding inclusive and equitable community partnerships.

Participants may choose to virtually attend JIC 101 and JIC 102 (see dates and times below). JIC 201 will only be offered in person.

IMPORTANT: Participants may attend JIC 101 and/or JIC 102 as stand alone workshops. To attend JIC 201, you must have completed the prior two workshops. Please note that if you have previously completed JIC 101 and 102 in a different context (e.g, in your unit), you are welcome to join JIC 201.


JIC 101 (Register here)
Attend one of the following: Both sessions will be held virtually:
Monday, February 6, 12pm-2pm 
Thursday, Feb 9, 12pm-2pm

This foundational 90-minute workshop will provide participants with shared definitions of core concepts in DEI work. We also provide context for how and why DEI conversations became commonplace in our current social context, and we ask participants to identify where they are currently on their DEI journey.


JIC 102 (Register here)
Attend one of the following: Both sessions will be held virtually:
Monday, Feb 20, 12pm-2pm 
Thursday, Feb 23, 12pm-2pm

This 90-minute workshop encourages participants to go deeper in their understanding of social identities and power. We discuss how we are socialized around aspects of identity, how this socialization leads to dominant and subordinated groups in society, and we explain how the space between our individual identity and our group-based identities is a space where transformation can take place. 


JIC 201 (Register here)
Attend one of the following. Both sessions will be in person:
Monday, March 6, 12pm-2pm, CASE W311
Tuesday, March 21, 9am-11am, CASE E351

This two-hour workshop builds on the consciousness and awareness developed in the first two workshops by adding skills and techniques for creating more inclusive cultures. We explain how to observe and identify oppressive behaviors, how to engage in one on one conversations to address oppressive behaviors, and we outline strategies for intervening in group settings when oppressive behaviors show up. At each stage, we emphasize restoring and repairing relationships to ensure we can stay together on our journey to inclusive culture.

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  • Jess Morris
  • Yonit Dar-Dychovsky
  • Annamarie Schaecher

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