Introduction to Equity

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Audience: Students, Faculty, Staff
Facilitator: Sarah Grzincic
Level: Introductory

This workshop is a 101 course for those that are looking to get a baseline understanding of core foundational concepts and frameworks.

Workshop Description
This foundational workshop is designed to give you an understanding of equity and how our interactions with one another are shaped by systems of oppression, power and privilege.

Learning Outcomes

  • articulate and understand the broader post-secondary and societal contexts for equity, diversity, and inclusion; 
  • identify and discuss individual, interpersonal, institutional, and systemic barriers for equity-seeking groups; 
  • identify and discuss strategies to reduce unconscious bias, incorporate inclusive practices into your daily work, and enhance capacity for allyship.

Participant Expectations

  • The workshop is provided in a lecture-style format, with some attendee participation at which point cameras are optional.
  • Participants will engage in small group discussions within break-out rooms. To ensure a safe space, these break-out rooms are optional.
  • Participants are welcome to practice self-care when needed. The workshop includes two scheduled breaks.
This is an online workshop. The link to join will be sent to your inbox from the Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion Trainings email ( 48 hours prior to the workshop date.


Our workshops are in high demand and have limited capacity, often with waiting lists. We kindly ask that if you can no longer attend, you cancel your registration by contacting no later than 24 hours prior to the workshop to make room for those on the waitlist. We acknowledge and understand that things happen, so even if it is a late cancellation (within 24 hours), please still let us know. Others may be able to join in your place. Thank you for accommodating this request.

Note on accessibility

During this workshop, closed captioning will be available and any pre-workshop material will be sent via email ahead of time to you, closer to the date of the workshop. Should you need live captioning (CART services) and/or ASL interpretation, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing our workshop team. Because of increased demands for these services, we cannot guarantee them for participants outside of 7 days from the workshop, but will always do our best to secure them, even inside of 7 days.