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Six new Core offerings

December 23, 2014

Intercultural Communication: Critical Understandings for Effectiveness

Dates: 1/31/2015, 9 am - 5 pm

Course number: CORE-590-01, 1 credit

This workshop will review key intercultural communication theories and concepts, and how to apply them in communication between adults. The concepts presented still apply in communication with children; however, specific applications with children will not be discussed in the workshop. The importance of integrating intercultural communication work with social justice perspectives will also be emphasized.

Restorative Justice: An International Overview

Dates: 2/3/2015, 5:30-8:30 pm

Course number: CORE-585-01, .5 credits

Participants will be introduced to the differences between Distributed Justice, Restorative Justice, Retributive Justice, Procedural Justice and Recognition. They will view the film “Long Nights Journey into Day”, a documentary about the South African Truth and Reconciliation process. The movie will be followed by a discussion focused on the extent to which justice may be served through a restorative justice process.  This is the first in a series of three workshops. Participants may elect to attend one, two, or all three workshops.

Moving From Kindness to Justice: Social Change in Education and Counseling Context

Dates: 02/10/2005, 5-8 pm

Course number: CORE-585-04, .5 credits

All students deserve a space that is safe and where all student voices are important and heard. How can we be sure all of our students feel there is such a space for them? How does this space get created?

Restorative Justice: Juvenile Justice Approaches

Dates: 3/3/2015, 5:30-8:30 pm

Course number:  CORE-585-02, .5 credits

Using the five justice framework, students will consider the role of forgiveness in justice as they are introduced to current restorative practice in prisons, and juvenile detention
processes. Visiting speakers involved in restorative justice in prison, and juvenile detention in Washington and Oregon will describe their work. This is the second in a series of three independent workshops.  Participants may elect to attend one, two, or all three workshops.

Restorative Justice: School-Based Approaches

Dates: 4/7/2015, 5:30-8:30 pm

Course number: CORE-585-03, .5 credits

Using the five justice framework, participants will be introduced to restorative justice practices used in schools to transform retributive discipline systems into restorative justice systems. Students will consider who benefits from this transformation, and what the social promises and costs might be to this transformation. Speakers from Resolutions Northwest, Ed Northwest and a school principal will speak about their work
transforming discipline systems into restorative justice systems. This is the third in a series of three independent workshops.  Participants may elect to attend one, two, or all three workshops.

The Ethics of Cultural Self-Awareness: How to Offend Without Really Trying

Dates: 4/10/2015, 1-5:30 pm

Course number: CORE-590-02, 1 credit
During this workshop, we will discuss bias as it applies to many “categories”, such as race, religion, sexual orientation, physical condition, socio-economic status, and gender.

The workshop has a $30 student registration fee.  Register for the course on WebAdvisor AND Register for the workshop at the student rate on the link below:

Please use WebAdvisor to drop the course by January 23, 2015 if you do not wish to pay a registration fee.

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