The second objective within Social Justice Education aims at providing the IUPUI community with the tools and resources to understand specific social identities and social justice concepts in a structured manner through consultations, workshops, and trainings. Participants will be able to show knowledge and understanding of varying concepts to create inclusive, culturally competent environments for people of diverse backgrounds. Training student leaders, faculty and staff increases their capacity as members of the IUPUI community with confidence and understanding of themselves and others.
Examples of how this objective is achieved include providing Unconscious Bias trainings for the School of Medicine for faculty, staff, and students to build awareness and understanding of their misconceptions and bias of underrepresented communities. In addition, numerous trainings regarding diversity, inclusion, social justice, and inequity have been implemented for First Year Seminar classes, which helps incoming students learn how to navigating difference in their communities to create inclusive environments.
(PCL 2: Critical Thinking, PCL 5: Understanding Society and Culture, PCL 6: Value and Ethics, PCL 8: Interpersonal Development)