Expanding your knowledge is a essential way of contributing to broader efforts to cultivate diversity, equity, and inclusion at College of the Atlantic and in the wider world. On our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion page you can also find an updated account of all the working groups and initiatives on campus.


Workshops and trainings

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Dis/Ability and Neurodivergence in Higher Ed

This workshop is a series of three sessions that explore the history, challenges and next steps in order to accommodate, understand and embrace disability and neurodivergence in all higher education settings.

 


Class and Capitalism in Higher Education
Class and Capitalism in Higher Education

This developmental workshop series outlines the integral role that class and capitalism play within our higher education institutions and socio/political systems. Includes skill-building
exercises focused in disassembling and re-envisioning societal/cultural norms present in higher education systems through more inclusive and critical lenses.


Whiteness & white supremacy in HE

 Whiteness & White Supremacy in Higher    Education

This workshop series outlines the integral role that whiteness and white supremacy plays within
our higher education institutions and socio/political systems. The three workshops  examine the historical foundations of “whiteness” within society and the impact white supremacy has had on the foundations of colleges in the United States and modern manifestations of white supremacy culture within our educational systems. The series also includes exercises grounded in dismantling and re-envisioning higher education and societal/cultural norms through a more inclusive and critical framework.


Trans/Forming Allyship Trans/Forming Allyship 

This workshop is for anyone who is motivated to build their capacity to effectively support trans people in their personal, professional and community contexts. In spite of increasing acceptance of transgender identities, trans community members still face intense stigma,
violence and barriers to participation. Building skills to support trans people in any community is an urgent endeavor for all of us.

 


DEI glossary and COA style guide 

On our DEI glossary and style guide you can find definitions and explanations for terms like diversity, inclusion, and others that guide all instances of social justice work at COA. As well as best language and guidelines to avoid bias in writing. Expand your vocabulary to help us build a more comprehensive and equitable world together.


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Don’t stop here. Check out these resources beyond COA:

So you want to talk about race and Hood Feminism are two of the books that our DEI Working Group ...

So you want to talk about race and Hood Feminism are two of the books that our DEI Working Group has read for their weekly discussion groups; they are also recommended for people that want to learn more about activism and racial justice.

 

 


You can also access a vast selection of content connect to social justice, anti-racism and equity... You can also access a vast selection of content connected to social justice, anti-racism, and equity on the COA Thorndike Library website. Start by checking out our content guide for Justice in North America.