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Penn State Social Justice and Solidarity Action Training

for Students, Faculty, and Staff

October 23

9:00 a.m.–noon EDT, 1:00–4:00 p.m. EDT

 

The College of the Liberal Arts’ Committee on Diversity, Inclusion, and Transformation and the Dean’s Office will host a training by the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict that is designed to build a campus culture of solidarity and help individuals who may be unsure of how (and even whether) to respond when confronted by oppressive harassment.

Steve Chase and Deborah Mathis from the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict will lead the training on action strategies for confronting oppressive harassment, building a campus culture of solidarity, and crafting media strategies to support this work. Participants should plan to attend all six hours of the training.

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Agenda

In addition to a one-hour lunch break, there will be several breaks throughout the day to help alleviate Zoom fatigue.

Morning Session

  • Opening Remarks and Welcome
  • Sharing Concerns from the Community
  • Video and Discussion of Past Student Activism for Justice
  • What ICNC Has Learned About Nonviolent Conflict—Presentation with Q&A

Afternoon Session

  • Opening Remarks and Welcome Back
  • Small Group Discussions and Harvesting Lessons from the Morning
  • Brainstorm Ways to Move From Reacting to Outside Harassment To Deepening a Campus Culture of Diversity, Inclusion, and Solidarity
  • Campaigning for Change Using Education, Advocacy, Negotiations, and Nonviolent Action
  • Media Training for Effective Campaigning
  • Closing Remarks and Thank You’s

 

Steve Chase and Deborah Mathis from the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC) will lead the training.

Steve Chase

Steve Chase

Steve Chase, a long-time activist, educator, and writer, is ICNC’s Manager of Academic Initiatives and a regular contributor to ICNC’s Minds of the Movement blog. His work supports academic research, curriculum development, classroom and online learning, and other educational efforts, with the aim of connecting practitioners and scholars.

Read his full bio here.

Deborah Mathis

Deborah Mathis

Deborah Mathis, ICNC’s Director of Communications, develops, executes, and coordinates ICNC’s communications, marketing, and media relations, working in collaboration with the organization’s staff and advisors.

Read her full bio here.

This event is sponsored by the Committee on Diversity, Inclusion, and Transformation in the College of the Liberal Arts. The committee’s purpose is to advise the dean on policies, initiatives, and procedures to encourage inclusion and diverse representation among Liberal Arts faculty, staff, and students.

Penn State encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please consult Kevin Conaway at 814-865-8696 or klc129@psu.edu, in advance of your participation or visit.