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Diversity Education

Diversity Education

“We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengths this community-and nation.”

                                                -Cesar Chavez

You Don’t Have to Cancel Class

You don’t have to cancel class is a series of an hour to an hour half long of trainings and facilitations that can be brought to your class, organizations, staff meetings or a group of friends. We have a wide range of facilitations and trainings created and we can also tailor some specifically for your needs.  Here are a few of the facilitations we currently have.

  • Introduction to Identity and Inclusion-This facilitation is a movement active facilitation that dives in to discuss your own personal identities and the challenges or privileges they create. This facilitation gives those participating a glimpse of seeing the world from others lenses.
  • Privilege- This facilitation aids participates to define privilege in the context of the United states.  Participants will get the opportunity to examine the areas they hold privilege and how they can create and effective positive change through that privilege.
  • Identifying and Overcoming Biases, Stereotypes and Microaggressions-We all have our biases but what are we doing to overcome them.  This facilitation does just that, it allows participates to examine their biases and the sources of them.  They will get a chance to see the dangerous progression of biases if left unaddressed.
  • Navigating Controversial Conversations-We understand that many people don’t have conversations around tough topics because they are not sure exactly how to navigate them. This facilitation will give you the tools to do just that and to recognize what some of your “trigger” are that keep productive conversations to happen.  These techniques can be used in basic conversations with your peer or deep conversations around race, politics and much more.

To Have a facilitation brought to your space please fill out the form—Click Here.

We ask for two weeks in advance but we will take last minute facilitations based on availability.

Social Justice Peer Educators

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Social Justice Peer Educators are comprised of undergraduate and graduate students with a passion for inclusion and equity.  The role of a Social Justice Peer educator is to go out into the community of UT-Arlington and lead facilitations for classrooms, organizations and student leaders. Through these facilitations the SJPE helps to create an inclusive environment where others are educated on how to make UTA equitable for all.

We invite undergraduate and graduate students to apply to be a peer educator at the end of every Spring and Fall.  If you are interested in being a part of this year’s cohort -click here.

 Requirements are:

  • 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Attend the informational meeting
  • Attend required trainings (Summer break for spring and winter break for Fall)
  • Ungraduated & Graduate Students

 If you are interested in bringing a peer educator to facilitate please-click here