Workshops & Trainings
SDMA offers a series of workshops and trainings throughout the academic year. Click on the links below to learn more.
No training will be offered from December 10th, 2021 - January 16th, 2022. We will continue to accept training requests, but they will not be reviewed until January 13th.
Safe Space Training Dates
Safe Space Trainings are introductory sessions that work to assist individuals who wish to support the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA) community of Loyola University Chicago. Spring 2022 dates will be posted closer to date.
Share the Dream Ally Training
Share the Dream Ally Trainings are facilitated to deepen awareness and commitment to supporting undocumented students on-campus and throughout the Chicago area. Spring 2022 dates will be posted closer to date.
Social Justice Workshops
These specially curated offerings are meant to assist Loyola University Chicago students in advancing their understanding and learning of systems of power, privilege and oppression to develop the capacity and skills to build a more just and humane world. Workshops are by request only.
- Exploring Identity, Power and Oppression
- Identifying and Disrupting Microaggressions
- Unpacking Ableism
- Challenging White Supremacy Culture and Norms
- Building a Culture of Consent in Your Organization
- Developing Capacity and Skills to Move Towards Generative Conflict
- Custom presentations are available upon request 4 weeks in advance and in consultation and collaborative with SDMA staff.
Visit Social Justice Workshops to learn more about available workshops and the request process.
SDMA is happy to speak to your group exclusively about your programs and services without a Social Justice Workshop. To learn more about our engagement opportunities, visit [LINK].
Options to Engage with SDMA
Information Sessions: SDMA 101 is an overview of programs, initiatives, and services offered by SDMA. Groups may request a complete overview or select specific programs, initiatives, and services of their choosing. More information on our programs, initiatives and services can be found here.
Mini-Workshops: Mini-workshops cover SDMA’s programs, initiatives, and services (see SDMA 101) while exploring intersectional identities through a lens of power, privilege, and oppression.
Informal Sessions: The SDMA team is prepared to engage in various ways. Informal engagements will be offered in 30-minute intervals but not exceed 120 minutes. If requesting this type of engagement, please be sure to include the request of pamphlets and materials if needed (subject to availability). Informal engagements may include but are not limited to tabling, orientation, admissions fairs.