Becoming Community Prior Workshops

Becoming Community “The Politics of Trauma” Virtual Book Group

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Friday, March 18 and 25

Join a virtual book discussion group of “The Politics of Trauma: Somatics, Healing, and Social Justice” by Staci K. Haines. Explore the field of “politicized somatics,” at the intersections of mindful embodiment and social change. Twelve spots with a book provided at no cost to you! (Others welcome to attend and purchase their own copy.)

This discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Anna Mercedes.

Racist and Racialized Language in the Classroom: A Virtual Panel Discussion

3:30-5 p.m.
Monday, April 11

How should instructors approach class content that includes racial slurs or outdated racial terms? What do students want to build their critical awareness of language about race? Panelists will share their practices and invite broader discussion in Q & A.


  • Ted Gordon, Anthropology
  • Ken Jones, History
  • Terri Rodriguez, Education
  • Shannon Smith, History
  • Malik Stewart, Multicultural Student Services
Safe Space Training for Faculty and Staff

11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wednesday, March 23, Gorecki 204C, CSB
Wednesday, March 30, Quad 264, SJU
Zoom option is also available

It’s an introductory level training to prepare attendees to be more effective allies to members of the LGBTQIAA+ community. This training will consist of 1-2 hours of readings and videos to be completed prior to the 2-hour training. This training counts towards the Becoming Community Practitioner and Advanced Practitioner Certificate. It will be facilitated by Jean Keller (chair of Gender Studies), Sheila Nelson (retired faculty from Sociology Department), Janelle Hinchley (faculty from Gender Studies), and Sarah Gewirtz (Social Sciences Librarian).

Fall 2021 Workshops and Webinars

Presenting, along with CSBSJU Libraries- ALOK Vaid -Menon - November 17th at 7pm Via-Zoom-Facilitator: Q+.  Come join us at 6-8pm.  Join Q+ as we welcome ALOK Vaid-Menon to CSB/SJU! ALOK (they/them) is an internationally acclaimed gender non-conforming writer, performer, and public speaker. As a mixed-media artist their work explores themes of trauma, belonging, and the human condition.  See QR Code on posters to sign up.

Beyond the Gender Binary- ALOK V Menon.  Join Q+'s first ever book club: Open to CSB/SJU community.  Starts early November. Facilitated by: Q+ In-Person Session(s): Lavender Lounge in Lower Murray Hall.  Save your spot using the link in the Library bio.

Using the Land Acknowledgement in Your Class
Presenter, Dr. Theodor Gordon.  Thursday, August 26th at 3-4 on Zoom.  

Land Acknowledgements are a good first step toward including justice in your everyday acts. The next step is to act on it! Bring up Native issues in board meetings and class discussions. Be an advocate and a curious learner when it comes to Indigenous issues. If you don't know something, Ecosia it and listen to Indigenous voices.

Fall 2020 Workshops and Webinars

Thomas J. Tobin, PhD, MSLS, PMP, MOT, CPACC is the Program Area Director for Distance Teaching & Learning  on the Learning Design, Development, & Innovation (LDDI) team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as an internationally recognized speaker and author on quality in technology-enhanced education. He is the author of multiple books, including Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone: Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education (2018). 

Webinar for Staff: Thursday, October 8, 2020  2:00-3:30pm
Webinar for Faculty: Tuesday, October 13, 2020  10:00– 11:30am

  • Amy Reynolds' Keynote Speech: Leadership for Multicultural Change 
    (Not Eligible for Certificate Credit) 
    Oct. 17th, 2018, 5-6:00 pm 
    Gorecki 120
  • Amy Reynolds' Community Workshop: Strategies and Tools for Creating Multicultural Campuses 
    Oct. 18th, 2018, 9:30am-11:00am 
    SJU Founders Room, Quad 170
  • Lessons from the First Mellon Grants & Demonstrating Inclusive Practices for Teachers 
    (Kyhl Lyndgaard, Jean Keller, Amanda Macht Jantzer & Brandyn Woodard) 
    Oct. 15th, 2018, 4-5:30 pm 
    Learning Commons, 391, SJU
  • IISS: Deconstructing Whiteness? The force/counterforce of privilege  
    (Curtis Linton)  
    Oct. 22nd, 2018, 7 pm 
    Upper Gorecki, CSB
  • Human Resources: Diversity & Inclusion Professional Development Opportunities: 
    What do I need to know about our LGBTQI+ community members at CSB/SJU? 
    SJU: Nov. 1st, 2018, 3-4:30 pm, (Quad 264) 
    CSB: Nov. 7th, 2018, 8:30am-10am (BAC 135)
  • IISS: Beyond Diversity 101: Microinequities, Implicit Bias, and Moving toward Equity  
    (Anne Phibbs)  
    Nov. 6th, 2018, 7 pm 
    Quad 264, SJU
  • Debra Leigh – C.A.R.E. Workshop 
    November 27th, 2018, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 
    CSB – Upper Gorecki
  • RAD: Reflection Action Dialogue, Drowning Voices, Can You Hear Me? 
    Wednesday, Nov. 28th, 2018, 7-8:30 pm 
    Colman Black Box Theather, BAC, CSB
  • Combating Microaggressions  
    (Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination Students with Professor Pam Bacon)  
    Thursday, November 29th, 2018 
    11:10 am-12:30 pm 
    Founders Room, Quad, SJU
  • Yesterday and Today: Trends in Native and New Student Profiles 
    (Jon McGee & Ted Gordon) 
    Dec. 3rd, 12-1:30 pm 
    Founders Room, Quad, SJU
  • STEM Roundtables: Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in STEM  
    (Sunil Chetty, Katie Furniss, Pam Bacon & Annette Raigoza) 
    Dec 4th at 4:15-5:15  
    PDR, Gorecki, CSB
  • Teaching Whiteness: Why It's Important and How to Do it
    Emily Esch
    March 13, 2019 4:30 pm
    Quad 170, SJU
  • Transforming Your Syllabus for Inclusivity: A Collaborative Workshop
    Madeleine Israelson, Catherine Bohn-Gettler, Terri Rodriguez, Allison Spender, Diana Fenton, and Jeanne Cofell
    March 20, 4:30-6 pm
    Gorecki President's Dining Room, CSB
  • Pedagogy Roundtable-- Literature and Language: Towards Building an Inclusive Community in the Classroom
    March 27, 4:30-6 pm
    HAB 102, CSB 
  • Navigating Gender and Sexuality On Campus and in the Classroom:
    Liam Lair
    April 1, 12:00-1:30 pm
    Gorecki 204A 
  • The Politics of Gender
    Liam Lair
    April 2, 7:00 pm
    Quad 264, SJU
  • Creating an Inclusive Organization: Addressing Conflict and Building Authentic Dialogue
    Anne Phibbs
    Thursday, April 4, 7:00 pm
    Pellegrene Auditorium, SJU  
  • Book Group: Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice

Session One (week of March 25), Session Two (week of April 1, and Session Three (week of April 8)


  • Advancing Diversity and Inclusion Through the Arts
    Roundtable Discussion with Susan Gogdill-Vollbrecht, Laura Taylor, Tanya Gertz, Kaarin Johnston, and Bruce Campbell
    Friday, April 12, 2:00-3:30 pm
    BAC Gallery Lounge, CSB
  • Recognition and Celebration Event 

(This is not a certificate event.) 
May 1, 4:00-5:00 pm
HCC Alumne Hall, CSB

  • The Power of Music: From Gospel to Pop, transforming one soul at a time. 

(This is not a certificate event)
Jearlyn Steele, singer amd speaker.
August 30th 5:30; BAC Practice Room

  • They/Them Project 
    Wednesday, October 9th 7-8:30 Gorecki 204C 


  • David Karp, Restorative Justice
    Tuesday, October 15th 11:45-1:15 Quad 264


  • Native Studies Series facilitated by Ted Gordon, Corrie Grosse, Melissa Burrell and additional CSB/SJU Students-
    Part 1-Native Minnesota: How Native Nations Shape our State
    Monday, October 14th (Indigenous People’s Day) 6:30-8:00pm in Gorecki 204C
    Part 2 Decolonizing Your Classroom
    Tuesday, December 3rd 6:30-8:00pm Gorecki 204A
  • Why Leadership on Diversity and Inclusion Requires Emotional Intelligence with Anne Phibbs (IISS)
    Wednesday, October 16th 7pm Gorecki 204C       
  • Mutual Mentoring for Inclusion: Making Every Connection Count for Early Career Faculty

9:55-11:15 a.m., Thursday, October 24-CSB, Ardolf Science Center 142

  • Network-Based Mentoring for Inclusion: A Fresh Approach for Mid-Career Faculty

3:00-4:30 p.m., Thursday, October 24 -SJU, Quad 353

  • Culturally Informed Assessment presented by Libby Smith from ARC Evaluation
    Friday, October 25th 12-1:30pm Gorecki 120
  • Downloading and Internalizing Maps & Meanings
    Tuesday, November 5th 5:00-7:00 pm CSB Gorecki 204C

  • Apples and Oranges: Heritage Speakers in the Second Language Classroom: Visiting Speaker Dr. Kim Potowski
    Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 6:00-7:15 pm Gorecki Presidents' Dining Room CSB


  • What LGBTQ+  Students Want Staff and Faculty to Know

Wednesday, February 19. 5-6:30 pm - Gorecki 204B.


  • Gender, Sexuality and Inclusion: The Assets and Challenges of our Catholic, Benedictine Traditions 

Thursday, March 12. 11:15 am-12:30 pm. - Gorecki 204c