As a service to student organizations and faculty who teach undergraduate courses at BSU, MOSAIC Peer Advocate Leaders are available to present a variety of diversity and social justice workshops, as described below. If you would like a workshop on a topic not listed, let us know and we will tailor a session just for you!
To make arrangements for a workshop, fill out our on-line workshop request form at least 2 weeks in advance.
Diversity and Social Justice Workshops:
Activism: A Visionary for Change
Are you an activist? Do you want to become an activist? Activists are people who see the need for change and advocate for that change. This workshop will teach you how to use your own experiences and passions to influence others in your efforts to improve the world around us
Cycle of Liberation
This session will lead you through a seven step process that challenges cultural biases, assumptions, and behaviors in order to build inclusive communities of care.
Cycle of Socialization
Have you ever thought about why you behave, think, and respond the way that you do? Is it possible that socialization is the leading contributor to the oppression experienced in the world today? This session will help you make decisions on how to interrupt and discontinue the cycle of socialization and oppression.
Disability Awareness: Common Attitudes and Feelings Toward Those with Disabilities
Many people have certain attitudes and feelings toward people with disabilities based on stereotypes portrayed in media. This workshop will highlight the realities of those living with disabilities and help participants identify and challenge their own attitudes toward people living with disabilities.
Diversity in Leadership: So What? Now What? Then What?
This workshop is designed to help students understand social justice and oppression by evaluating their role in a diverse society. Students will engage in activities that allow them to experience a new leadership perspective as it relates to identity, advocacy, and intergroup understanding.
Exploring Social Justice & Oppression
This workshop examines oppression and its role in social justice. Participants will walk away with various concepts and terminology about oppression, as well as practical ways to confront oppression on a basic level.
Identity: Knowing and Owning Who You Are
We all have an identity comprised of different components such as gender, religion, etc. Some of those components are controllable, while others are inherent. In this workshop, you will identify the components that define you as a person, and realize the ways in which your identity directly influences your environment.
Media and Minoritized Populations
In its many forms, media has the potential to shape the way we view, understand, and interact with people. This influence can have impactful and potentially irreversible effects on minoritized populations within our society such as creating and perpetuating stereotypes, biases, and prejudices. Through this workshop, explore the ways in which society if effected by media and reflect on how media impacts you.
Realities of Human Trafficking
Movies such as “Taken” and “Call + Response” depict a problem taking over the world today. Human trafficking is an increasing issue facing society today. Learn how this pressing issue could be occurring in a location near you.
Role of Men in Today’s Society
Are you man enough? This workshop will explore the oppression faced by men in modern day America, especially by patriarchal pressure and social displacement by feminism. We will delve into the role of men through the use of media, film, and photography in order to discover the nuances of masculinity in our society.
Social Media: Activism and Slactivism
The rise of social media has given activism a new platform unlike before.New audiences are gathered, new perspectives are shared, and new ways of interaction have been created.In this workshop learn about how social media and activism play off of one another as well as how the different ways we individually support activism in our use of social media.
Trans: What Does This Mean?
Gender, gender identity, gender expression, and sex; aren’t they all the same? NO! This session will dispel common misnomers associated with gender, as well as discuss the experiences and issues face by trans individuals.
Who Are You, Really?
Too often words such as race, nationality, and ethnicity are thrown around as if they are synonyms. Do you know the difference? If not, this workshop will explore those differences and help you identify your race, nationality, and ethnicity.