UNL Empowerment Forum: Deconstructing Social Justice
The UNL Empowerment Forum is a free event open to all currently registered UNL students, faculty, and staff with interest in discussing the challenges that we face in dealing with diversity issues. This forum provides an opportunity to better understand diversity and social justice while having an understanding of what it means to be a member of an inclusive society.
The UNL Empowerment Forum will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Nebraska Union Centennial Room (City Campus) and Friday, November 15, 2013 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Kauffman Center (City Campus).
2013 Schedule of Events
Clarifying the Purpose
This forum IS about:
- understanding our cultural differences
- understanding what it means to be a member of an inclusive society
- leaving empowered with an understanding of who you are and your effect on your community.
This forum is NOT about
- bashing or humiliating any one person or group
- stifling openness and honesty
- a lecture about how you "should" think, say, or act
The Empowerment Forum is a University Sponsored event and we urge you to feel free to check with your professors to be excused from class to attend the forum.
The UNL Empowerment Forum is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, the Pepsi Endowment Fund, the University Program Council (UPC), Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services (OASIS), University Housing, and the English, Sociology and Ethnic Studies Departments.
The University of Nebraska Lincoln is an equal opportunity educator and employer with a comprehensive plan for diversity
dr. becky martinez is a consultant and trainer with an emphasis on social justice, leadership, and organizational change. Her work focuses on dismantling systems of oppression through critical dialogue and reflection intertwined with theoretical foundations. Prior to full-time consultancy, becky worked as a student affairs administrator at both public and private institutions in California and Colorado. She is currently a faculty member for the Social Justice Training Institute and a Co-Lead Facilitator for the LeaderShape Institute. She holds a doctorate in Organizational Leadership and lately has found an interest in the correlation of low-income student athletes of color and the dynamic of captive labor, particularly in Division I athletics.
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