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Center for Diversity & Inclusion

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  • Center for Diversity and Inclusion
    202-885-3651
    Fax: 202-885-1168
    cdi@american.edu
    Mary Graydon Center, Room 201 and 202

    Monday-Friday, 9am - 5pm

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Eagle Allies Workshops

The Eagle Allies program is a series of multidimensional/cross movement ally development workshops. Topics for these workshops are identity specific or focus on the intersection of identities. This certificate will focus on allyhood and helping participants learn effective ally behaviors to a particular community(ies).

The Program will develop multidimensional allies across campus & create a visible network of faculty, staff and students committed to providing support.

To receive an Eagle Allies placard, participants will be awarded a certificate for completion of a set of at least 3 workshops, one of which must be the Unmasking Your Privilege workshop. Once the 3 workshops have been completed, participants will receive their placard. Additional trainings may be added to the placard upon completion.

Unmasking Your Privilege

Participants will develop a better understanding of their own multiple identities, explore personal experiences they have had with privilege and oppression. Participants will have the opportunity to critically evaluate how we are socialized to adopt beliefs that maintain harmful attitudes and behaviors in U.S. society. Join us to learn what you can do to break negative patterns of socialization and develop strategies to develop effective ally behaviors. It is required to receive the Eagle Allies certificate.

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Safe Space

Safe Space Workshop

The Safe Space workshop seeks to create a safer and more inclusive campus environment for all members of the campus community by reducing heterosexism, homophobia, and transphobia. The program creates a visible and supportive network of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and ally members of the campus community. Participants are given a Safe Space placard at the end of the program, which identifies them as someone who has a basic knowledge about issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity and are able to provide support and referrals to members of the campus community.

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Trans* 101

Trans* 101 training will provides faculty, staff, and students with information and tools to work with transgender people, including a review of gender/gender identity/gender expression, an overview of current issues facing the trans community, and effective ally behaviors. Interested participants must have completed the Safe Space workshop prior to registering for this training.

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Creating Inclusive Communities

Through this reflective workshop, participants will explore how diversity and inclusion impact us personally and interpersonally, as well as at the community and institutional levels. Additionally, participants will develop strategies to incorporate inclusivity into their daily lives.

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Paving the Way: Working with First-Generation College Students

Being first in the family to attend college can present itself as a challenging experience. When the lack of support or tools to help navigate the journey is not present, it can be even more challenging. This workshop will provide an overview of common challenges facing first-generation college students. Participants will increase their awareness of this growing population at AU and receive helpful strategies to better understand and support these students as it relates to their work.

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