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Dialogue-Based Workshops and Educational Sessions

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Social Justice Hub Dialogue-Based Workshops provide an opportunity to learn, discuss in small groups, and reflect on various social justice-related issues.  Facilitation of requested Dialogue-Based Workshops is an opportunity for campus members who have experience in research, education, facilitation, or conducting trainings and workshops and/or would like to get that experience to help our campus community members to further learn.

If you are interested in facilitating, please let us know and attend both sessions of our two-part training workshop on October 21st and 28th, 2019, 5-7 PM at the Social Justice Hub in Union South.

Feel free to email us with any comments, feedback, or questions. 


Workshop Offerings

The most updated list of workshop offerings can be found here.

  • What is Social Justice?
    • This workshop provides an overview of what social justice is and what creating positive change can look like. Create your own definition of social justice, review social justice terminology, explore allyship and community based social justice, and leave the workshop with a personal Social Justice Action Plan.
  • Self-Reflection for Self-Awareness
    • This session explores the importance of diversity, identity, and intersectionality. Through a series of interactive and self-reflective activities, participants  gain an understanding of the impact of intersectionality, identity, and diversity, on themselves and in society. 
  • What Are You Really Trying to Say?: An Introduction to Microaggressions
    • This educational training provides an overview of the different distinct types of microaggressions, their common social themes and the related negative effects. Through a variety of interactive exercises, practice how to respond to microaggressions from the position of the victim and an observer and learn how to prevent microaggressions. 
  • Engaging with Power, Privilege, and Oppression in Our Society 
    • This workshop provides an understanding and acknowledgment of power, privilege, and oppression in our society. Through several interactive activities, explore how privilege, oppression and power have influenced one’s life. Leave the workshop with anti-oppression principles and practices that can be put to use. 
  • Exploring the Intersections of Identity: An Overview of Intersectionality
    • This educational training session provides an overview of what  intersectionality and identity are. Through several exercises participants will work toward understanding their own intersectionalities and the importance of recognizing those of others. Participants will leave with several tips on how to put an intersectional approach into practice in their daily lives. 
  • Learn to Become Aware of Your Own Biases: On Overview of  Implicit Bias
    • This workshop provides an opportunity to learn what implicit biases are, from where they stem and why we have them. Through interactive activities participants work to gain an understanding of their own implicit biases and learn strategies to continuously be aware of and reduce their implicit biases.
  • Diversity, Inclusion and Self-Awareness within your Student Organization
    • This session provides an opportunity to learn and reflect on one’s  identity, intersectionality and diversity. Participants work to understand how power, privilege and oppression influence their own lives. In addition, participants will leave with an understanding of anti-oppression principles and how to put them into practice in their student organizations. 
  • Generating Change in Your Local Community: An Introduction to Community Organizing 
    • This educational session provides an overview of what community organizing is. Participants also learn tips for successful and sustainable community organizing and have an opportunity to start working on their own community organizing projects.
  • Learn About Your Democratic Right to Vote
    • Created with the League of Women Voters of Dane County and VoterIDWisconsin.org, this workshop serves to inform about voting rights, provide resources and identifies ways to get further involved in supporting voting rights.  
  • Complicated Convos: How to Have Difficult Dialogues
    • This workshop provides participants with  practical tips on how to effectively engage in difficult, uncomfortable and challenging dialogue and an understanding of why often difficult conversations can be so important to have.
  • Current Issues Dialogue
    • As challenges in society occur (whatever they may be), this session provides guided discussion on clarifying what is known about the issues,   supporting individuals in clarifying what may be known, supporting individuals sharing their concerns, feelings and questions about the issues being discussed. The intention of this discussion is to create a supportive space for individuals to discuss current issues of high importance, and to feel connections and support within our UW-Madison community.
  • Improving the Criminal Justice System Through Restorative Justice 
    • Through this educational workshop, learn what restorative justice is and resources on how this can be one component of helping to improve the criminal justice system. 
  • Know Your Rights Series
    • Through a variety of interactive presentations created by the ACLU and presented by the Social Justice Hub, participants gain an understanding of basic legal rights for a variety of situations and how to advocate for oneself when these legal rights are infringed upon. The Know Your Rights Series includes trainings related to: 
      • Stopped by PoliceLearn about your rights when stopped by the police, and how to stay safe.
      • Religious FreedomLearn about your right to express your religion and beliefs. 
      • Students’ RightsLearn about your rights on campus and what to do if school rules violate those rights.
      • LGBTQ Rights: Learn about the rights of members of the LGBTQ community. 
      • Protesters’ Rights: Learn about the rights you have, through The First Amendment, to assemble and express your views through protest. 
      • Sex Discrimination: Learn about your rights to be protected against sex discriminatuion. 
      • Prisoners’ Rights: Learn about your right to be protected against dicrimination and abuse in prison. 
      • Race, Ethnicity, or National Origin-Based Discrimination: Learn about your rights to be free from discrimination based on race, ethnicity, or national origin. 
      • Disability Rights: People with disabilities face discrimination, segregation, and exclusion. But federal disability rights laws provide protection. 
      • Immigrants’ Rights: Regardless of immigration status, rights are guaranteed under the constitution. Learn about these rights during this workshop. 
      • Dreamers (DACA) Rights: Understanding one's rights under and eligibility for DACA. 
      • Border Rights: Learn about immigrant rights at the border. 
      • Enforcement at the Airport: Learn about rights when encountering law enforcement at the airport. 

Dialogue-Based Workshops are intended to be continuously modified and updated to improve the effectiveness, accuracy and clarity of the presentation. With the intention of always improving our educational sessions, feedback is highly desired.