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What does work for justice look like for me and my organization?

Let this course help you figure it out!

  • Explore the relationship between identity and power and how they can be used to reinforce or dismantle social hierarchies.

  • Take a deep look at the history and legacy of oppression in the U.S.

  • Learn what resistance and solidarity look like in practice.

  • Begin or continue developing plans of action to support justice in their organizations, schools, or companies.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

  • 2

    Chapter 1: Connecting Identity + Power

    • Introduction

    • Reflection on Power

    • Identity + Power, Part 2

    • What Is Intersectionality?

    • Quick Quiz on Identity + Power

  • 3

    Chapter 2: Understanding Oppression Part 1

    • Five Faces of Oppression: Why Diversity Is Not Enough

    • Preparing Yourself for Difficult Content

    • Exploitation

  • 4

    Chapter 3: Understanding Oppression Part 2

    • The Five Faces Within: Facing Oppression in Your Community

  • 5

    Chapter 4: Working for Justice, Part 1: Resistance

    • Six Ways We Resist

    • Petition and Protest | Achievement and Success

    • Community Building

    • Defiance

  • 6

    Chapter 5: Working for Justice, Part 2: Solidarity

    • Solidarity Actions at Every Level

    • Making Solidarity Commitments

  • 7

    Next steps

    • Sources and Resources


Instructor | Facilitator

Mia Henry

Mia Henry (she|her) is the daughter of Black activists from Alabama. She is also a nationally-recognized thought leader, specializing in facilitation and organizational development work with nonprofits, schools and companies that seek a justice and equity lens. Mia is the founder and principal of Freedom Lifted, a company dedicated to supporting leaders through social justice education. Previously, she was a founding director of the Chicago Freedom School and the executive director of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership. Mia has degrees from Rutgers University and the University of Pennsylvania, as well as knowledge informed by that which has been passed to her from family and ancestors, extensive travel, and the many relationships she has nurtured in communities across the U.S.

What You Can Expect

  • Time Committment

    3.5 - 4 hours

  • Discussion

    Opportunities to share ideas and resources with other students

  • Instructor Support

    You can chat with Mia via email or in live session office hours offered monthly.

Course Fees

Sign up today to take this course at your own pace, on your own time. Contact us about group rates.

Group Rates Available

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