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Social Justice Webinar Series


Social Justice Webinar Series

Offered periodically throughout the year

Free to Attend


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. 

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will gain a new understanding of social justice terminology and a deeper understanding of how these terms play a role in their life.

Participants will learn the difference between equality vs. equity and inclusion vs. belonging as a method to being a better ally. 

Participants will learn about intercultural competence and its use in understanding ourselves and others. 

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. 

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will be able to identify their own implicit bias and define microaggressions.

Participants will be able to discuss experiences of times where they experienced or caused a microaggression and how to prevent it in the future.  

Participants will gain tools to address and intervene when they witness, cause or experience a microaggression.

Instructor: Faustina J. Cuevas, M.Ed (she/her)
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Independent Consultant

Faustina was born and raised in the North Shore of Boston. She did her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. At UMass, she studied Psychology, Spanish, and Higher Education. Being a first generation college student and woman of color, opened her eyes to the inequalities that exist in the educational system for people with marginalized identities. It was in college where she became very passionate about social justice, and an active change agent in the fight for equity. She's worked in the field for over 10 years in a few different places and states; where she engaged with people from all backgrounds and experiences. Faustina is constantly seeking to grow and learn, and places herself in spaces and around people who challenge her to be better. She brings this energy and experience to her clients through her independent consulting work.

For More information contact us at:
Center for Professional Studies
Phone: 978.665.3636
Fax: 978.665.3639