Current Workshops

 



Social Identity 101 

In this DC-led workshop, participants will think critically about their identities within social categories of race, gender, ethnicity, ability, class, and other markers that influence our access to resources, our socioeconomic power, and how we interact with the world and each other. (90 minutes)


Group Dynamics

This DC-led workshop briefly reviews the discussion of personal and cultural values and reviews definitions of power dynamics from Social Identity 101. This workshop introduces microaggressions and accountability. This workshop then explores key tenets of a healthy group and brainstorms ways to achieve this– by using scenarios that students may encounter within their groups, as leaders who work together to create a welcoming environment for prospective students and first year students, as well as students in courses that require Teaching Assistants.


Microaggressions + Micro-affirmations 

In this DC-led workshop, participants will be introduced to the concept of micro-aggressions and micro-affirmations to learn how to recognize the messages they send. Participants will develop strategies to support inclusive environments by interrupting microaggressive behavior and cultivating environments for micro-affirmations. (60 minutes)


Privilege 

This DC-led workshop creates awareness about the systems of privilege and oppression and how they intersect with and relate to our social identities. Participants will develop the capacity to notice language, behaviors, and thoughts that rely on power-based systems of oppression. This workshop will provide participants with practical tools and strategies for transformation. (60 minutes)

 


 

 

Workshops By Special Request and Works in Progress

LGBTQIA

In this DC-led workshop, participants will be introduced to, or review, LGBTQIA terminology, national, Massachusetts, and Williams College policy towards LGBTQIA people, and discuss best practices for meaningful and proactive allyship. (Staff & Faculty) (3.5 hours)


Religion 101 

This DC-led workshop examines religious identity as one of the many social identities stigmatized in the larger society, resulting in advantages or disadvantages. It uses a social justice approach to explore religious oppression with an emphasis on structural and systemic patterns of inequality based upon religious group memberships reproduced through interlocking higher education institutions and campus culture. (TBD)