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Equity and Social Change

Social Justice Webinar Series

Online via Zoom |  Free to Attend

Offered periodically throughout the year

Webinar 1: The Urgency of Social Justice

This webinar will address the importance of social justice and why we can no longer be bystanders in the face of injustice. 

Webinar 2: Addressing Implicit Bias and Microaggressions 

This webinar will define and explore the roots of implicit bias and microaggressions. There will be engaging videos, scenarios and other methods of learning to help deepen the understanding of these terms.

An Introduction to Cultural Competency for Educators

Offered Every Summer

Classrooms today are full of diversity - in population, resources and academic abilities. This course will assist pre-service teachers, current teachers and other professionals in their application of the depth and scope of various issues of multiculturalism affecting English language learners, public schools, and literacy in the United States today. The course will facilitate personal growth and understanding in the impact of equity and bias towards multicultural issues.

Supporting LGBTQIA and Gender Diverse Student in the K-12 Environment

October 14 - November 22, 2020

Offered Every Fall 

This course is an introduction into the challenges that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA+) students face in schools on a daily basis. By understanding terminology, historical context, and the preconceived notions we ourselves carry about the LGBTQIA+ community, we can begin to create intentional, inclusive, and supportive learning environments.

Intercultural Competency Training for Real Estate Professionals

Offered Every Spring

As North Central Massachusetts becomes more culturally diverse, Realtors are to effectively conduct business in a culturally competent way. When Realtors understand how language, heritage, and culture shape our communities, they can better serve their clients, build long-term relationships, participate fully in fair housing practices and benefit from continued referrals.