Convention 2011 CSJE Events and Programs

There will be several CSJE meetings, programs, and events at the 2011 Convention in Baltimore, MD. Please join us! Below is information about some of these events.

Directorate Body Dinner Date: Saturday, March 26 Time: 7:00 PM Location: At a local establishment Description: This is an optional event for Directorate Body members. It is just a chance to connect with other DB members if you are in town early. Please email Kristi Lonardo Clemens by March 17 if you plan to attend.

New Directorate Member Orientation Date: Sunday, March 27 Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Location: Hilton Baltimore, Latrobe Description: Required for the new directorate members, the class of 2014.

Directorate Body Meeting Date: Sunday, March 27 Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Hilton Baltimore, Latrobe Description: Required for all directorate members

Open Business Meeting Date: Tuesday, March 29 Time: 2:30 - 4:00 PM Location: Hilton Baltimore, Blake Description: Open to all current CSJE members, and anyone who would like to learn more!

Social and Awards Presentations Date: Tuesday, March 29 Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Location: Hilton Baltimore, Holiday 2 Description: Open to all conference attendees. Come celebrate with us!


1. Evaluating the Knapsack: Assessing Privilege Awareness in Social Justice Programming

Chris Orem-James Madison University & Paul Krikau-Indiana University-South Bend

It can be difficult to reliably measure the impact of social justice programming on attitudes and awareness of privilege. Finding measures that have been studied enough to generalize any claims about program outcomes, yet broad enough to apply to diverse audiences is particularly challenging. This session will provide participants with information about a new instrument designed to measure social justice programming outcomes related to privilege. Details about the instrument’s development and applications to social justice program assessment will be discussed.

2. Exploring the Process: Prioritizing Equity and Learning in Campus Partnerships

Robin Routenberg-University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Will Sherry-The University of Michigan

How do you ensure that your approach to your work is congruent with the outcomes you strive for? How do you engage with staff across campus to support students’ long-term learning? This presentation focuses on these two questions through group discussion and example-sharing from Growing Allies (a social justice ally development program at The University of Michigan). Growing Allies’ administrative structure promotes equity and justice across collaborators and focuses on staff learning to better support students’ long-term understanding of allyhood.

3. It Takes More Than a Dialogue: "Diversity" Beyond Good Intentions

Paul Gorski-George Mason University

Despite the good intentions of “diversity advocates” and “multicultural affairs” professionals, many diversity initiatives accentuate existing inequities. Drawing on the concept, “decolonized multiculturalism,” through interactive discussion and exercises, participants will explore how “diversity” is framed, often in ways that support hegemonic conditions related to race, sexual orientation, gender, and so on. We will discuss common ways these conditions are perpetuated through well-intentioned diversity initiatives and how to challenge ourselves to transcend the dominant discourse and push for equitable learning environments.

4. Race in Your Face: Strategies for Teaching About Racial Realities (Co-Sponsored with Standing Committee for Multicultural Affairs)

Sharon Chia Claros-University of California, Los Angeles, Marc Johnson-University of California, Los Angeles

As the term “diversity” becomes more pervasive on college campuses, there is a need to re-examine the central roles race and racism play in students’ lives. Yet, the concept of race is often elusive, given the move toward colorblind ideologies (Bonilla-Silva, 2010). This session invites student affairs educators to be more intentional in teaching about racial realities by deconstructing common myths about race, investigating the influence of implicit biases, and exposing the realities of the school-to-prison pipeline.

5. The Impact of Hearing Privilege on College Campuses (Co-Sponsored with Standing Committee on Disability)

Andrew M. Beverly-Rochester Institute of Technology, Lissa Place-Iowa State University, & Alex Jones-Rochester Institute of Technology

This program will provide an opportunity for participants to explore what it means to be a d/Deaf/Hard of Hearing person on our campuses today. In an interactive way, we will address some of the major barriers to creating partnerships between the hearing and d/Deaf/hard of hearing world such as hearing privilege, oppressive campus environments, and the difference between accessibility and inclusion. We will challenge participants to look at their role and campus culture as it relates to inclusive spatial environments.

6. The Joy of Unlearning Privilege/Oppression for People from Privileged Groups

Diane J. Goodman-State University of New York College- New Paltz

Many people from privileged groups see unlearning privilege/oppression as something to be feared and avoided. However, based on recent research, I have documented how people who have participated in meaningful experiences to unlearn a form of privilege/oppression have found it to be freeing, healing and liberating. In this experiential workshop, we will discuss specific ways people have benefited from unlearning privilege/oppression and how these findings can be used in our work with others and our own development.