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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Jan. 16, 2014

Northwest employees invited to join Institute for Social Justice

By Rachel Sielaff, media relations assistant

Northwest Missouri State University’s Office of Human Resources and Office of Intercultural Affairs will offer the second annual Institute for Social Justice. The Institute is a collaborative endeavor with the goal of advancing intercultural competence.

The program consists of seven sessions, beginning Tuesday, Feb. 4. All sessions are 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Participants must attend all sessions to graduate.

The program offers social justice training to employees while providing participants with a transformational experience to explore their own social justice skills, learn how they show up in the world and advance their own intercultural competence.

“It is not a standard lecture session,” said Steve Bryant, director of intercultural affairs at Northwest. “It revolves around open dialogue, conversations and participation. It gives participants the skills to recognize the inequities between advantaged and disadvantaged identities that they can then apply to their lives.”

The Northwest Institute for Social Justice originated in the spring of 2013, and 13 Northwest employees graduated from the program. Employees interested in registering for the program, may click here. Registration will remain open through the end of January.

The sessions include short video clips, presentations and conversations. Participants will receive a journal to encourage self-reflection. Session topics are listed below.

For additional information, contact the Office of Human Resources at 660.562.1127 or or the Office of Intercultural Affairs at 660.562.1517 or

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468