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Trainings and Workshops

The Gender Equity Center offers a number of free trainings and workshops to the campus and North County communities. Our knowledgeable and experienced staff and Peer Educators are trained to cover topics such as gender roles, sexual assault, domestic violence, diversity, and more. Our trainings have benefited departments and classes across campus in offering dynamic professional development opportunities and hands-on classroom learning.

To schedule a training for your department or group, complete the online request form.


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Workshop Descriptions

Domestic Violence/Relationship Abuse 101

This training provides an introduction to the dynamics of domestic/relationship abuse, such as power and control, the cycle of violence, and barriers to leaving and reporting. Also covered are statistics, warning signs, and how to help. This training is offered from a social justice perspective, which includes how domestic violence/relationship abuse affects diverse groups such as immigrants, women of color, LGBT people and teens. It also includes a discussion of the ways our culture perpetuates a system of gendered violence.

College Sexual Assault: Intervention & Prevention

This training provides an introduction to sexual violence and abuse, with a particular focus on intimate-partner sexual abuse and sexual violence in college. Provided within a social justice context, this training explores how gender roles, "rape culture", classism, racism, and sexism are connected to sexual violence and abuse. Participants will leave with a greater understanding of intervention and prevention strategies, as well as tips for helping student sexual assault survivors.

SafeZone Training

Organized by the LGBTQ Pride Center, SafeZone workshops enhance your knowledge and awareness of the identities and lives of LGBTQ individuals. Workshops are designed to empower SafeZone Community members to serve as allies, resources, and advocates for LGBTQ individuals. Upon completion, members walk away with a resource manual and SafeZone Community poster for display. Go to http://csusm.edu/pridecenter for more information.

Social Justice Diversity Workshops

Workshops vary depending on time available and group needs. All workshops are highly interactional and provide activities and information on intersectionality, power and privilege, inequality and oppression, and diverse identities.

Ally Workshop

Everyone can be an ally to others. This workshop explores ways to interrupt oppressive behavior and actively support social justice in learning how to be an ally to others.

Portrayals of Gender in the Media

Using popular American films, TV, music and magazines, this workshop uncovers the stereotypes and hidden biases of women and people of diverse genders in the media. Participants will explore how these portrayals affect people of all genders, question the role of media in the formation of our identities, and discuss what these images say about how women and people of diverse genders are viewed in U.S. culture.

Breaking Down the Gender Binary

What is the difference between sex and gender? How do we learn to perform our gender? Is it something we are born with or something we can play with throughout our lives? How does gender identity and sexual orientation intersect...or not? These are just some of the questions that will be explored in this interactive workshop, which pushes participants to examine their relationship and understanding of their own and other's gender identities.

Dropping the F-Bomb: Feminist Panel

Feminists are called everything from angry man-haters to destroyers of the nuclear family. Is that really what a feminist is? Meet some and find out! In "Dropping the F-Bomb", a panel of feminists provides basic information about feminism and responds to (almost) any questions from participants. Our panelists help dispel stereotypes and offer an open, frank dialogue about feminist-related issues.

Clothesline Project: Tee-Shirt Making Workshop

The Clothesline Project is a visual display that bears witness to the affects of sexual and domestic violence. This hands-on workshop provides basic information about domestic violence and sexual assault by telling personal stories of survivors. Participants will have an opportunity to create a tee-shirt for the Women's Center Clothesline Project, which is displayed throughout the campus and North County community. This workshop is best for groups of 10 or fewer who have already established trust with one another.

Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Self-Defense Training for Women

The R.A.D. for women basic self-defense program offers the options of defense in the event of rape or violent attacks. The physical defense techniques are taught with the specific types of attacks against women in mind. Please note that the entire R.A.D. training is 12 hours total, which is divided into 4 sessions that are 3 hours each. Demonstrations (1/2 hour each) may be available for events.

Request a training or workshop. Simply complete the online form and you'll be hearing from us in no time!

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Stay connected to the Gender Equity Center!

Phone: 760.750.4988

Email: genderequity@csusm.edu

Website: www.csusm.edu/geneq 

Location: Commons 203

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