Social Justice Retreats at OSU | January 11th-13th and January 25th-27th

Leadership Academy Pillar: INCLUSIVE

 

These four weekend long retreats promote campus dialogues about race and racism. Each of the retreats engage in the active exploration of the concept of race and how race influences our lived experiences and interactions.

Applications are due Monday, November 12
Please follow this link to apply:

https://dce.oregonstate.edu/retreat 

 

Multiracial Aikido Retreat: 01/11/19 - 01/13/19

Multiracial Aikido (MRA) is founded on the principles and history of the Racial Aikido retreat.  MRA explores systems of racial oppression and centers experiences of multiracial, multiethnic, transracial, and mixed heritage individuals.  

We offer a supportive learning environment for participants to unpack racial and ethnic identity through storytelling and to build a community of peers and mentors who support their growth. We hope that by the end of the retreat participants will have found commonality in their various experiences and identify tools to navigate, heal, and make meaning as racialized beings in a U.S. context.

 

Examining White Identity in a Multicultural World Retreat: 01/11/19 - 01/13/19

The Examining White Identity (EWI) retreat focuses on White identity development in both personal and institutional contexts, while introducing strategies to help students understand their relationships to others, and provide students the skills to help build community among diverse communities. This retreat helps students understand how notions of  race and difference  have been constructed historically, how they affect us today, and how best to interrupt discriminatory behaviors and to  develop a global mindset that is rooted in social responsibility for our shared community.

 

International Student Social Justice Retreat: 01/11/19 - 01/13/19

The International Student Social Justice Retreat was launched at OSU in February 2016 in the spirit of initiating dialogue on issues of diversity, ethnicity, race, and nationality in the U.S. This retreat helps participants understand the socio-historical American narrative on race and ethnicity, and provides participants with skills to manage and disrupt discrimination based on their perceived identities.


Racial Aikido Retreat: 01/25/19 - 01/27/19

Racial Aikido seeks to empower students using the principles of aikido to recognizerespond, and replenish. Originally created at the University of Vermont, Racial Aikido acknowledges that certain communities-particularly communities that have experienced historical trauma due to racism may be ill prepared to deal with issues of race and racism as it affects them personally. Racial Aikido promotes tools to maintain a positive self-image and be able to respond to overt and covert racism.

By the conclusion of the retreat, you will have a better understanding of privilege, power and positionality, in-group and internalized oppression, identity development models, and be more self-aware of your multiple identities. You'll learn by active participation just how to recognize racism, respond to racism in a self-affirming and positive manner that is appropriate for the situation, and replenish by taking care of your needs in order to maintain a healthy physical, emotional, and spiritual self.

 
 
Leadership Academy students must register both:
1) Through the application link above AND
2) Once accepted email Molly Carpenter (Leadership Academy Program Management Intern) at coeleadershipacademy@oregonstate.edu
 

Not a member? Submit your application today!

(All OSU engineering students in good academic standing are eligible to apply)