BUILD: ACT for Social Justice

Monday, March 9, 2020 - 9:00am to 11:00am
2750 Training Room University Capitol Centre
200 South Capitol Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
This event is BUILD approved.

ACT for Social Justice incorporates principles from current evidence-based approaches (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) to behavior change in the service of becoming a more effective social justice agent. This workshop will engage the audience in a reflective and experiential process of noticing how we carry implicit prejudice and how skillful management of our responses to these biases is essential to showing up as an ally for social justice. Participants will be tasked with engaging in critical self-reflection and identifying skills that can help cultivate effective responses to problematic intrapersonal experiences that act as barriers to building relationships across difference. In addition to the experiential portion of the presentation, the latter portion of the presentation provides an overview of how to conceptualize prejudice through an ACT lens and the implications of doing so.

The Building University of Iowa Leadership for Diversity initiative is an opportunity for UI faculty and staff to gain strategic knowledge and skills to contribute to a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. By completing a series of workshops, participants will earn a certificate demonstrating their commitment as leaders for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and classroom.

To register for UI campus courses, log-in to UI Employee Self Service, click on "My Training" to be rerouted to Learning and Development, and click on the “Enroll in Courses” tab. Then use the search fields to find the desired sessions.        

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Diversity Resources in advance at 319-353-2388 or diversity-resources@uiowa.edu

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