Social Justice Training for You and Your Team

This course is based on the Justice and Equity 101 trainings that I've given in person for many years now, online with new upgrades. It's designed to help you examine the relationship between identity and power, understand how oppression plays out historically and currently, and find your role in building a more just world.

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What does work for justice look like for me and my organization?

Let this course help you figure it out!

  • Explore the relationship between identity and power and how they can be used to reinforce or dismantle social hierarchies.

  • Take a deep look at the history and legacy of oppression in the U.S.

  • Learn what resistance and solidarity look like in practice.

  • Begin or continue developing plans of action to support justice in your work or communities.

What You Can Expect

  • Time Commitment

    3 - 4 hours total. Take at your own pace.

  • Video Lessons

    Enjoy short, recorded video lessons that break down content in accessible chunks, yet pose thought-provoking questions.

  • Templates and Resources

    Get access to an extensive lists of resources to extend your learning. Download activity templates that help you personalize the frameworks to your context.

  • Discussion

    Share ideas and resources with other participants in the discussion forums.

  • Instructor Support

    Chat with Mia in Zoom office hours offered twice a month. Schedule a live session with your group. Reach out via email anytime!

  • Closed Captioning

    All videos include closed captioning to support accessibility.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to Justice at Work!

    • Welcome from the Instructor

    • How to Use This Course

    • Guiding Beliefs and Course Objectives

    • Land Acknowledgement

    • Before we begin...

  • 2

    Chapter 1: Connecting Identity + Power

    • Introduction

    • TEMPLATE: Create Your Power Flower

    • REFLECTION: On Identity

    • Social Identity

    • DISCUSSION: What is Power?

    • Social Power

    • RESOURCE: What Is Intersectionality?

    • QUICK QUIZ: Identity + Power

  • 3

    Chapter 2: Understanding Oppression Part 1

    • Five Faces of Oppression: Why Diversity Is Not Enough

    • WORKBOOK: Justice at Work Community Analysis Workbook

    • Preparing Yourself for Difficult Content

    • Exploitation

    • Marginalization

    • Powerlessness

    • On Paulo Freire: Extended Interview and Resources

    • QUICK QUIZ: Understanding Oppression Part 1

  • 4

    Chapter 3: Understanding Oppression Part 2

    • Understanding Oppression, Part 2

    • Remember to Breathe

    • Cultural Dominance

    • Harm and Violence

    • RESOURCE: A Word on Microaggressions

    • RESOURCE: What is White Supremacy?

    • REFLECTION: How do we respond to oppression?

    • WORKSHEET: The Five Faces in Your Community

    • WORKSHEET: The Five Faces Impact

  • 5

    BONUS CHAPTER: Oppression in Higher Education

    • ARTICLE: White Institutional Presence: The Impact of Whiteness on Campus Climate

    • ARTICLE: Systemic Racism in Higher Education

  • 6

    BONUS CHAPTER: A Look at Kalamazoo College

    • BOOK: Reckoning: Kalamazoo College Uncovers Its Racial and Colonial Past by Anne Dueweke

  • 7

    Chapter 4: Working for Justice, Part 1: Resistance

    • DISCUSSION: What is the difference between resistance and solidarity?

    • Six Ways We Resist

    • Escape

    • Revolt

    • Petition and Protest

    • Achievement and Success

    • Community Building

    • Defiance

    • QUICK QUIZ: Resistance in Review

    • WORKSHEET: Resistance in Your Community

  • 8

    Chapter 5: Working for Justice, Part 2: Solidarity

    • What Does Solidarity Look Like?

    • WORKSHEET: Solidarity Actions in Your Community

    • Solidarity Actions You Can Take

    • WORKSHEET: Personal Solidarity Commitments

    • WORKSHEET: Collective Solidarity Commitments

  • 9

    BONUS CHAPTER: Social Justice in Higher Education

    • ESSAY: Language of Appeasement

    • RESOURCE LIST: Social Justice in Higher Ed

    • ARTICLE: Everyday Practices of Social Justice in Higher Education

    • ARTICLE: Anti-Racism in Higher Education: A Model for Change

  • 10

    What's Next?

    • Congrats and Thank You!

    • RESOURCE LIST: Justice and Equity in the Workplace

    • WORKSHEET: Reflection

    • FULL WORKBOOK: Justice at Work Community Analysis Workbook

    • What's Next?

    • Before you go...

Meet Your Instructor!

Instructor | Facilitator

Mia Henry

Mia Henry (she|her) is a nationally-recognized trainer, facilitator, and leadership coach. She is the CEO of Freedom Lifted, a company that provides trainings for organizations grounded in justice and equity. Previously, Mia was a founding director of the Chicago Freedom School and the executive director of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership. She has degrees from Rutgers University and the University of Pennsylvania, as well as knowledge passed down from beloved family members and ancestors, extensive travel, and collaborative relationships with communities across the US.