The Social Justice & Equity Centers offer workshops and training for the BMCC community including faculty, staff, classes, offices, departments, programs, student clubs and more. All requests must be submitted via our Workshops and Presentation Form, and will be accepted based on staff availability.
- Please allow at least two business weeks notice for requests. Requests submitted less thantwo business weeks in advance are not guaranteed to be accepted.
- Requests will be reviewed and the Social Justice and Equity Centers staff will connect with you via email to review details and confirm your workshop date(s) and time(s).
- Workshops will be conducted via zoom, in-person trainings will be conducted on a case by case basis.
- Location, technology and set up for in-person workshops and trainings are the responsibility of the requester to organize and share with the facilitators.
- Zoom links for virtual workshops and trainings are the responsibility of the requester to generate and share with their participants and facilitators.
- A separate form submission is required for each workshop/training topic you would like to request
- If you would like to request the same topic on various dates/times you can indicate so on one request form.
Workshop and Training Menu
What are the Social Justice & Equity Centers?
This workshop provides an in-depth overview of the Social Justice & Equity Centers (Women’s Resource Center, Pride Center, Multicultural Center and Social Justice Programs). We explore what we are, what we do, what we offer, and how to get involved including a review of our major/signature programs, events, services, and resources.
What is the Women’s Resource Center?
This workshop provides an in-depth overview of what the Women’s Resource Center is, what we do, what we offer, and how to get involved, including a detailed review of our events, programs, resources and services.
What is the MultiCultural Center?
This workshop provides an in-depth overview of what the MultiCultural Center is, what we do, what we offer, and how to get involved, including a detailed review of our events, programs, resources and services.
What is the Pride Center?
This workshop provides an in-depth overview of what the Pride Center is, what we do, what we offer, and how to get involved, including a detailed review of our events, programs, resources and services.
Don’t Put Me in a Box: Gender and Socialization
50 or 90 minute sessions
This workshops provides a fun and interactive introduction to gender, gender identity, sex, expression, and gender socialization as well as how to combat societal norms, stereotypes, and expectations.
It’s Not You, It’s Me: Relationships and Love Languages
50 or 90 minute sessions
This workshop provides an introduction to gender and gender identity to explain how gender socialization, individual experiences, and college life can impact relationships and how to improve them. This session also covers communication and love languages. The workshop can be applied to all relationships types (romantic, family, professional, social, friendships, etc.)
Unpacking Identity: Power, Privilege and Me
50 and 90 minute sessions
This workshop provides an overview of the different intersectional identities each person holds. It focuses on race, ethnicity and class while touching on other identities as well. Students will learn the basics of power and privilege in their own lives and in society, arming them with the basic tools to understand diversity, inclusion, and social justice.
Intersectional Leadership: Identity, Diversity and Inclusion
This workshop provides an engaging and interactive discussion on identities and how intersectionality impacts the lived experiences of each person. It covers race, ethnicity, class, gender, sex, expression, and more. Students will unpack how their experiences with privilege and oppression can impact their roles as leaders at BMCC and beyond.
The SafeZone Training explores how to be better allies and create a safe and inclusive space for the Queer Community at BMCC and beyond. We will explore LGBTQIA+ identities, gender, sexuality, expression and intersectionality. We will also examine prejudice, societal expectations, and privilege. Participants who complete the 2.5 hour training will be SafeZone certificated and will receive a SafeZone email signature logo to verify they have been SafeZone trained.
Gender and Power Based Violence
90 minutes sessions
This workshop covers the basics of gender and power based violence (GPBV), general terminology, overview of the neurobiology of trauma, the short and long term effects of GPBV, and how to respond to disclosures. It can be a general overview or adjusted to focus on specific types of violence (Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking, etc) with sufficient advance notice.