Social Justice Education and Training

Check out the trainings we're currently offering!

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) is offering new trainings! We have updated our former curriculum into a multilevel workshop series for students, starting with our Level One Training, The Bare Minimum: Introduction to DEI Language and Framework. During this 2- hour workshop, students will have an opportunity to engage in conversations around social identities, “the isms” and begin to explore the differences between equality and equity. Students can sign up training dates by following the buttons below. Subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to know we release our Level 2 training times and dates.

Please Note:

All trainings will be held in the SMRC Classroom; however, the OMA staff reserves the right to switch a training date to a Virtual/Zoom Platform.  Masks are required. If you have questions about accommodations, or accessibilities questions, please feel free to reach out to Rinne-Julie with any additional questions, requests, or concerns at rfruster@ku.edu .

Available Trainings

The Bare Minimum is an introduction to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion terminology and framework. This training designed for folks who are in the beginning steps of their socially conscious journey, and no prior experience is required. Before we begin to explore what social justice is, and what it can look like, it’s important for folks to have a solid understanding of the following materials we’ll be covering:

  • Race, ethnicity, gender, and other social identities
  • Privilege and Oppression
  • Equity vs. Equality

NOTE: Only available on the second Monday of the month. First come, first served.

Interested in learning more about the OMA? Want us to visit your classroom? In this presentation, we will briefly cover the services and programs that the OMA offers as well as our resources, staff, events, and our social justice framework. This presentation is usually 20-30 minutes followed by a brief Q&A with students.