The Social Justice Peer Educator Project is a student-centered social justice education program within the Office of Outreach and Education. In advancing the mission of the Office of Outreach and Education, alongside WSU’s Drive to 25 goal to provide transformational student experiences, the Social Justice Peer Educator Project seeks to cultivate an inclusive and equitable WSU community through the creation and facilitation of social justice education programs and social justice student leadership development.
WSU Navigating Difference Training is based on the WSU Extension Cultural Competencies and is designed using key adult education theory and practices that create a safe and welcoming environment for all learners. The learning activities respect and support individual learning styles, and the participants’ life experiences are viewed as an important source of knowledge. The intent of the program is to gain knowledge and skills that can be used when engaging in a new situation/culture, rather than focusing on specific cultural knowledge.
The WSU Equity and Inclusion Series: Developed and co-facilitated by a collective team consisting of educators within the Office of Outreach and Education and others across the institution, the WSU Equity Series (Equity 101-103) is a foundational series promoting conversations around inclusive language, identity exploration and impact on engagement across difference, and provides tools for inclusive practice in all areas of work. Currently Equity 101 is available, with Equity 102-103 coming fall 2019 and spring 2020.