*We have also tailored programs, facilitated dialogue, and collaborate on events and programs.
1) Awareness Of Self and Others
What You Do Not See
This program is designed for participants to learn about a person who is different than them through the eyes of that person. Participants share what they believe people see when they look at them and the internal qualities they do offer others.
This exercise not only illuminates the many facets of identity that make-up a person, but also illustrate the ways in which certain identities experience systemic privilege and oppression
Meeting at the Intersections
This program demonstrates how identities do not live in isolation, but are often discussed as they do. Participants will be challenged to choose between identities depending on statements that are read with a debrief that focuses on how our identities work together to create our experience.
We are all comprised of many identities that make-up the wholeness of our person. Salient circles is an activity that gets participants thinking about these identities impact their sense of self and interactions with the world.
2) Awareness of Structures, Institutions, and Isms
Privilege walks helps participants learn to recognize how power and privilege can affect our lives even when we are not aware it is happening. It is a visual representation of how we don’t choose to be privileged or marginalized and cannot control privilege, only how we benefit or reject it.
This program allows individuals with an empowering platform to vocalize what they never want to hear again said about their identity group, what they are proud of within their identity group, and what they need from allies towards their identity groups.
This program is best done with a group that has an established community or relationship. It demonstrates how stereotypes and assumptions of identity groups impact the individuals within them whether negative or positive and how we can learn about the experiences of others to challenge our own bias.
Similar to privilege walk this activity, this list gives concrete examples of the consequence privilege and oppression have on our everyday lives. This version is suggested for groups that have less group trust built or are in a room that is less conducive to the nature of Privilege Walk.
The activity “Gender Boxes” explores what people mean when they say “Act like a lady” and “Be a man.” It addresses the pervasive gender norms, expectations, and stereotypes that affect our everyday life, as well as the negative consequences it has on us all.
Facilitator leads group in a guided activity that depicts a society that is very different from the one we live in, in regards to inequalities as it relates to sexual orientation.
3) Skills to Interact With Others to Promote Inclusion
This facilitation provides and opportunity for participants to practice their listening skills, as well as how they reflect on their own privilege, practice validating the experiences of others, and/or sharing experiences of marginalization with the end goal of being better listeners and understanding difference in experience.
A Day in My Life
This program encourages group trust and vulnerability by having participants share stories of what life is like from their perspective. By exposing the stories everyone is carrying with them, this facilitation opens a line of dialogue for groups about how to best respect one another’s journey.
Game of Life
Game of Life is an experiential exercise that simulates the systematic injustice of today’s society. Participants are simulative-ly placed in experiences that can be oppressive to groups of particular identity.
Spheres of Influence
We all have the power to become influential agents of change in our everyday lives. This activity helps participants identify the social circles or places of influence where they can start to foster an inclusive environment.
4) Skills to Resist Oppressive Systems to Promote Equity
This program allows participants to reflect on how they have potentially disenfranchised others or participated in systems of privilege and power; as well as how they have grown and learned from these experiences and how they continue to do so.
How To Deal With Microaggressions
This is a presentation offered by the Diversity Peer Educators in which participants learn what a microaggression is and what it means to be tokenized and how they can address these instances when they occur with others or even themselves.
Doing the Mackle-MOST: Allyship
This is a presentation offered by the Diversity Peer Educators in which participants get a better understanding of why being an ally means demonstrating through actions.
Self-Segregation vs. Self-Preservation
This session assists participates in how to understand the concepts of self-segregation and self-preservation and how they are applicable and perceived within different communities.