University of Alaska Anchorage

12/06/2023 | News release | Distributed by Public on 12/06/2023 17:49

New Opportunity - a catalyst to increasing your LGBTQ+ and anti-racism competence

Do you want to bolster your efforts to create safe and inclusive spaces for under-represented students? Join our new course in the spring! In WSGS 101, "Why Pronouns Matter" the focus of the curriculum will be on exploring and deepening our understandings of why respectful language matters, which will indeed include discussions of pronoun use, but that is the mere surface level of where we endeavor to go. Through this focal point on identity exploration, we'll come to better understand our own positionality in the cycle of oppression, and come away with tangible ways we all can be more present in the cultivation of collective liberation.

This 1-credit class only meets once per week on Wednesdays from 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., and it's open to all students, which can very much include staff and faculty who are looking to use our tuition waiver to gain some professional development. We can promise that you would not regret devoting a portion of your valuable time to this professional and personal development opportunity.

We need you, this class needs you, and this movement needs you. We need at least 10 students to enroll before Dec 15.

We understand if you don't have the capacity to fit this into your schedule. We hope you'll feel no guilt in passing by on the opportunity. If you are able to share this with your colleagues, we would greatly appreciate you for doing so!

If you have any questions, please email the course instructors: Zoe Dohring ([email protected]) and Dr. Sara Caldwell-Kan ([email protected]).

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