Our talented Social Justice Peer Educators constantly work on and develop quality workshops to meet the needs for our diverse WSU community. Browse our stock workshops below, or consider a custom workshop for your group. When you're ready, complete the workshop request form and we'll be in contact with you. Our library of available workshops is always evolving, so check back often!
Stock workshops can run anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes and range from beginner to advanced. Our current workshop topics include unconscious bias, gender and sexuality, race and racism, class and classism, access, interfaith, microaggressions, and more.
Remember: Stock workshops require at least 7 business days prep time after your request was approved.Workshop Request Form
Power and Privilege (90 minutes)
In this interactive workshop, participants have an opportunity to explore their own identities, including unique individual characteristics and social identities. We will discuss how these identities shape beliefs, values, expectations, and perceptions. The workshop introduces the concepts of social location, diversity, identity, intersectionality, and privilege using activities and discussion. It also illuminates the importance of understanding one’s own identity, privilege, and social location as essential to challenging injustice.
Identifying and Challenging Microaggressions (75 minutes)
This interactive workshop will introduce the concept of microaggressions and examine how they operate to reinforce systemic inequality, power, and privilege, while having lasting impacts on individuals. After identifying how microaggressions manifest in everyday situations, participants will put their knowledge into action by strategizing various ways to respond, challenge, or intervene when they witness or experience microaggressions in their own lives.
Masculinity 101 (75 minutes)
This workshop aims to give participants necessary background and tools to examine where their ideas of gender and masculinity come from, learn about different masculinities, and develop a critical understanding of their personal relationships with masculinity. They will ultimately see how these perceptions shape their relationships with others and themselves.
Building Inclusive Language (75 minutes)
This workshop examines the potential of words and language to harm individuals, reinforce exclusionary cultural norms, and reinforce structural barriers. Participants will learn how to use inclusive language and terminology that includes “people first” language, and consider the history and often unintentional bias built into offensive and hurtful language.
Allow us to better suit your group's learning needs by building a more tailored workshop experience. Use the workshop request form to specify what you would like in a custom workshop. Some examples might be cultural appropriation, intersectionality, women's rights, or campus culture. The availability of SJPEs allows us to lead a maximum of 4 trainings per month*.
*Limited trainings offered in August.
Remember: Any workshop or training that is not on the current workshop list, has multiple topics, or needs to be created, requires at least 3 weeks preparation time before delivery after the training request has been approved.Workshop Request Form