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Equity and Social Justice Institute

  • Lussier Family Heritage Center 3101 Lake Farm Road Madison, WI, 53711 United States (map)

Event Description

The Network presents a day-long institute focusing on equity and social justice in education with follow-up sessions that are designed to deepen your learning.

What is Social Justice and Why Does It Matter In Education?

Social Justice can be defined as challenging systems that perpetuate inequality or inequity in an effort to ensure greater opportunities and access to resources for all individuals in a society.

These sessions will help participants explore the meaning of Social Justice and examine how power and privilege play out in society and, more specifically, in education. Participants will have an opportunity to explore how their multiple identities related to race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, social class, ability, etc. intersect in both their lives and the lives of their students.  Participants will be encouraged to examine the inequities that play out in schools and collaborate to find effective ways to create more equitable institutions that serve all students.

Participants will explore answers to questions such as: What is the difference between equality and equity?  What are the circumstances that create barriers for success in schools? What can we do to effectively challenge systems that create inequality or inequity?  How can we become more culturally responsive to serve an increasing diverse student population in the 21st Century?

This face-to-face training is followed-up by three Zoom videoconferencing meetings.

March 8, 2016  |  3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

April 12, 2016  |  3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

May 10, 2016  |  3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Topics for Exploration and Discussion

  • Establishing protocols for engaging in conversations
  • Jim Crow: Revisiting the historical perspective
  • Privilege and Power: How both influence your interactions with students
  • Intersectionality and identity
  • Examining social justice in classroom practices
  • Stereotype Threat


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Courtney Bauder, Program Director, Social Justice Minor Program
University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh


Participant Outcomes

  • Explore the definitions of social justice and equity and how the concepts play out in their classrooms and schools
  • Examine the inequities that students may be experiencing in their classrooms and schools
  • Build an understanding of intersectionality and examine what it looks like for themselves and their students


Lussier Family Heritage Center
3101 Lake Farm Road
Madison, WI 53711
Ph: (608) 224-3604


Teacher Standards Being Addressed

Danielson's Framework:

  • Domain 1: 1b, 1c
  • Domain 2: 2a, 2b, 2d
  • Domain 3: 3a, 3c, 3e
  • Domain 4: 4a, 4d, 4e

InTasc Teacher Standards:

  • Standard #2, #3, #4, #5


There are no fees to participate in this institute, but
pre-registration is required.


For inquiries contact:
Melissa Moe, Training and Supports Project Coordinator
Ph: (715) 986-2020 ext. 2127