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Oct. 11, 2022

Spring Social Justice Institute applications open to employees

By Kourtnie Stenwall, communication assistant

Northwest Missouri State University’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion is now accepting registrations for the next cohort of its Social Justice Institute, which begins in January.

The cohort-based program, which is open to all Northwest employees, is designed to help participants engage in authentic dialogue about campus climate, inclusive pedagogy and learning about individual identity as it relates to power, privilege and oppression while analyzing how identity affects decision-making.

Dr. Justin Mallett

Dr. Justin Mallett

The Social Justice Institute involves one two-hour course meeting per month. Participants are also expected to attend events and activities sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion as well as the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences’ Occupy Valk lecture series.

Interested individuals should register before Monday, Oct. 31, at Up to 20 people will be accepted to the spring cohort. 

“As Northwest employees, we find ourselves interacting with people from various intersecting identities,” Dr. Justin Mallett, the University’s assistant vice president of diversity and inclusion, said. “Having a foundational knowledge about some of the barriers that exist, not only on our campus but within our departments, allows us as employees to be better equipped to address these inequities and speak up on the inequities as well.”

For more information, contact Mallett at or 660.563.1557.


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