Please note: registration for this course is currently full! Register here for the fall cohort.
This course is designed to provide a strong foundation in the language, concepts and principles of equity work for environmental educators and environmental professionals. It is meant to be an introductory course and spark interest in further learning around justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI). The main topics for the course include:
Foundations of communication for sensitive topics, including group agreements and nonviolent communication.
Developing a common language for discussing JEDI topics
Understanding historical intersections of the environmental movement with social justice topics, how those historical events might still be causing impacts today.
Understanding bias, stereotypes, and oppression
Reflecting on power and privilege that different identities afford, how that power and privilege manifests as microaggressions and how to use the power and privilege you had to develop a personal action plan.
This course was developed through a partnership between Center for Diversity and the Environment, EcoInclusive, Youth Outside, Environmental Educators of North Carolina, Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education, and Kentucky Association for Environmental Education.
Format: This is an asynchronous online course.
Limited to 30 students per cohort.
Cohort Timeline: This cohort will begin July 5, 2021. Participants will have until August 27, 2021 to complete the course.
Eligible for 10+ hours of Criteria I or continuing education credit for the NC DEQ EE Certificate.
Registration: $30 for EENC members, $40 for general registration. Sliding registration option also available.
P.O. Box 4904Chapel Hill, NC 27515-4904
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