OUR HEALTH MATTERS, Social Justice Change Agents: In it For the Long Haul
Thursday, December 10th • 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM
Presenters: Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington, Dr. Kathy Obear, and Dr. Becky Martinez
The work of social justice, diversity and inclusion, multicultural and intercultural competence is never ending. Many of us entered this work because of the pain of our own marginalization or wanting to end the pain of others. These two entry points can often lead to burn out, fatigue, and disillusionment. If we are to sustain our passion for a more just and caring world, we must get clear about the things that can get in the way and limit our success. This session is designed for those who need a boost, and for those who are worried about sustainability in this work. The presenters are faculty of the Social Justice Training Institute. They bring more than 75 years of collective experience in this work. Participants will:
- Engage in an assessment of self care.
- Consider the dynamics and challenges of doing this work in higher education.
- Explore what kinds of support they need to sustain good health and passion
- Consider next steps for taking care of self and preparing the next generation of social justice change agents.