(Staff and faculty explore socially-just perspectives around current events)

The purpose of this informal, monthly gathering is to provide a courageous sounding board for employees to intentionally grapple, grow and invest in self-care around social justice work. S.A.F.E. S.P.A.C.E. is important because being student-centered requires employees to be more purposeful with infusing social justice and professional development, so that we can collectively advance Inclusive Excellence campus-wide.

S.A.F.E. S.P.A.C.E. is for employees at UWL and beyond who, regardless of competency, are committed to:

  • practicing cultural humility;
  • acknowledging systems of power and privilege; 
  • challenging the status quo; 
  • and interrogating structural oppression.

Ultimately, it is hoped that S.A.F.E. S.P.A.C.E. will allow us to:

  • better support our students (and others we serve or work alongside);
  • create and/or maintain more just practices, equitable services, and inclusive environments;
  • and minimize fatigue/exhaustion that tends to accompany social justice work... because the work must always continue!

This year's S.A.F.E. S.P.A.C.E. gatherings will take place on the first Wednesday of every month, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in 3100 Centennial Hall. Participants are encouraged to come late or leave early, invite other interested co-workers, and bring their lunch as well as any personal/professional social-justice related happenings to discuss.

Please contact Amanda Goodenough for additional information.