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Network Gathering

October 25, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Join colleagues from Minnesota and Iowa for connection, resource-sharing, and idea generation. This network gathering will feature a workshop on Subverting Resistance to Social Justice and Diversity Education: Constructive Approaches with Undergraduate Students.

Faciliated by Andy J. Johnson, Ph.D. (he, him, his); Tanden L. Brekke, Ed.D. (he, him, his); and Trahern Crews (he, him, his)

Using storytelling, this workshop will explore key components of the Moving Towards Social Justice Model (MTSJ) and Relational Partnership Development Model (RPDM). Through the collaborative relationship of a faculty member (Andy), community leader (Trahern), and community-engaged learning director (Tanden), the practices of problem conceptualization, creative problem-solving, trust building, and taking risks led to mutually beneficial projects that worked towards social justice.

During this workshop, participants will:

      1. Examine reasons why some traditional classroom strategies for teaching social justice have unintended negative consequences and learn to develop alternative strategies designed to work with resistant students.
      2. Learn about key components of the MTSJ and RPDM models that subvert student resistance and barriers to learning about social justice.
      3. Explore opportunities in their specific context to develop MTSJ/RPDM partnerships.

As always, there will also be time for folks to get to know who is in the room and connect informally with one another.

This event will take place from 10am-2pm on October 25th at Inver Hills Community College. Registration for individuals associated with a member campus is $20 with lunch, free without. Please register by October 16 if you intend to eat. 

If you have questions about this event or would like to suggest ideas for future network gatherings, please reach out to Kara Trebil-Smith at ktrebilsmith@compact.org. 

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October 25, 2023
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Inver Hills Community College
2500 80th St E
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 United States
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Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact