Spring Course Opportunity: CP 325, 3 credits- Social Justice Dialogue (SEED Seminar):
- How do your social identities impact your experiences here at UW?
- How can you build collaborative personal and professional relationships with individuals and groups from different social and cultural backgrounds?
- How can you meaningfully engage in today’s complex social issues to create change?
If these questions interest you, the SEED Seminar may be a good fit. This course seeks to create a respectful environment for students to engage in dialogue about the impact of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, ability and other defining aspects of identity on our personal lives, on our communities and our society as a whole.
SEED students are expected to share their own personal stories and feelings regarding these aspects of identity in order to learn from each other and learn about themselves. We will also use readings, videos, reflective writing, and group dialogue to further students’ learning and understanding.
Time: Tuesdays, 4:30pm – 7:00pm, with dinner provided each week.
Feedback from Previous SEED Participants:
“My peers’ and facilitators’ stories were all unique in their own way that made me personally reflect about my life, experiences, values, parents, and so much more. I was able to learn much more about myself through the stories of others.”
“SEED really made me reflect on my experiences and how they fit within various contexts of my life. I’ve really re-evaluated how I view my different social identities (especially the ones where I have privilege) and how I’ve benefitted/been disadvantaged.”
“SEED has taught me to live unapologetically in my marginalized skin. I have learned even more how to value my several identities past the biases and hatred and to channel my energy into making the world a better place.”