As a service to student organizations and faculty who teach undergraduate courses at BSU, the Office of Student Life’s MOSAIC staff is 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.
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. “Until our discomfort
becomes larger than our comfort, we will probably stay in this cycle.” – Bobbie
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- The Outer
Dimension: How Other People Create Your Identity
Have you ever considered how others shape your identity? This workshop will
explore the concept of double-consciousness; "this sense of always looking
at one's self through the eyes of others, of measuring one's soul by the tape
of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity." - W.E.B. Du Bois
What Does This Means?
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 tans* individuals.
- Who Are You,
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