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Social Justice & Inclusivity Workshop Series ~ Free for Students


Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN) is pleased to announce a 7-month social justice workshop series in 2012!  These brown bag sessions will occur on the third Wednesday of the month from 11am – 1pm at the SPAN Boulder Outreach Office (835 North Street).  There will be 1.5 hours of interactive education presentations from a variety of presenters and 30 minutes of engaging Q&A.  Light refreshments will be served.  Please feel free to bring your lunch

Sessions are geared to service providers, students, professionals, activists, parents and community leaders/members from diverse perspectives.  SPAN welcomes individuals with varying levels of experience addressing issues of diversity, cultural competency & multiculturalism.

Community Members:  $15 per session  

Students & SPAN Volunteers/Interns: Free


To RSVP- contact Rollie at 303.449.8623



Safety & Inclusivity for Transgender Communities

May 16



Ethical Communication in an Inclusive Environment

June 20



White Privilege 101

July 18

This is an opportunity to examine challenging concepts of privilege and oppression.  This workshop is not a workshop designed to blame white people, it is a workshop designed to examine issues of privilege beyond skin color while offering strategies to work toward a more equitable world.

Anti-Heterosexism 101

August 15

The goal of this seminar is to explore and dismantle heterosexist attitudes that exist on personal, interpersonal, institutional and cultural levels. With information and strategies for building connection and community, health care professionals and educators can advocate for LGBT people and support them in leading successful, happy, and productive lives in the communities in which they work, live, and attend school.

Intersectionality of Oppressions 101

September 19

A space to discuss and share ideas, about intersections of race, class, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender, ethnicity, social systems, systems of oppression, and other diverse cultures. It is open to everyone and invites diverse perspectives to provide a comprehensive look at issues of privilege and the ways we all experience some form of privilege, and how we may utilize or be affected by our privileges.


October 17

Teen Dating Violence (TDV) could happen to anyone. Lesbian/Gay Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) youth are a vibrant and valued part of society who are also at great risk for experiencing violence and oppression. Support for this community is crucial in preventing discrimination, victimization and abused of its members. Some terminology and background information, as well as a selection of ways for a motivated individual to stand up for this unique population will be presented.

Abuse in Later Life

November 21

This Workshop provides information about the dynamics of abuse among older adults; and their potential risks for experiencing physical, sexual, emotional abuse, neglect and financial exploitation. We will also examine how these multiple types of abuse occur simultaneously.

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