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A workshop series for UC Berkeley staff

Join us for this 3-part workshop series co-sponsored by The UC Berkeley Anti-Racist Campus Initiative, The Graduate Division, People & Culture, Equity & Inclusion and the Office for Faculty Equity & Welfare. Select units with attendees at all 3 workshops will be invited to team coaching to implement a liberatory design project within their unit. All three workshops will be delivered via Zoom. Capacity for these workshops is limited.

What is Liberatory Design?

Workshop 1: (In)equity in Academia: Understanding the Past and Reimagining Today

Thursday, February 10 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm PT

Join the Beytna Design team for an interactive session to explore the ways racism seeps into higher education across history and today, the ways in which White Supremacy Culture influences what are considered workplace and education norms, and to learn about a creative approach to counteract those forces using our Liberatory Design process.

Workshop 2: Translating Values Into Action: Introduction to Liberatory Design

Tuesday, March 29 from 9 to 11 am PT

Learn about a creative, emergent process that helps you translate your equity values into action in your day-to-day work. Liberatory Design helps us understand why and how an equity challenge exists, then design creative approaches to create more equitable outcomes. The Beytna Design team will present an overview of the Liberatory Design process, from reflection to inquiry to trying (and trying again).

Workshop 3: Understanding the Problem to Find a Solution: Defining an Equity Challenge in Your Work

Tuesday, April 12 from 9 to 11 am PT

To identify and understand an equity challenge, we must start by revealing what is known and unknown. Join Beytna Design for an interactive workshop where you will define an equity challenge in your work and learn more about how the Liberatory Design process can help you find a path forward.