Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

Open Doors Modules 1-3

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Time: Friday, February 24, 2017 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Location: RPAC Meeting Room #3

Admission: Open- RSVP

This session is canceled due to low attendance. 

 

Open Doors is a 4-hour training broken down into 3 conceptual modules, each teaching a unique aspect of responding to bias.

Module 1: Understanding: WHAT IS BIAS and HOW DO I INTERRUPT IT?

This is an introduction into what bias is, what it looks like, and how it overlaps with/differs from stereotyping, racial profiling, hate crimes, and sexual violence. This module uses media clips and real-life examples to illustrate bias in its many forms. This Module also shows participants to think about bias in terms of intent, impact and consequence and to file a report to the Bias Assessment & Response Team.

This is an experiential exercise in recognizing bias and intervening to reduce and/or prevent it. We give examples of how confronting bias looks and considerations about personal safety when interrupting bias.

Module 2: Awareness: SHARING IDENTITIES/EMPATHETIC LISTENING.

This is an exercise in empathetic listening. Our belief is that there are restorative powers in listening to a person's story and opportunities for empowerment. Additionally, we ask participants to share parts of their identities/stories and consider the impact that a bias incident might have on that part of their identity.

Module 3: Action: WORKING WITH PERSONS IN DISTRESS.

This module helps participants recognize signs of persons in distress and gives participants information about referrals for service in the event that students need more than someone to listen and validate their stories. We do not ask our participants to be therapists or crisis intervention experts: we do ask them to be able to recognize the signs of a person in distress and work with that person to get them to the help they need.

Adan Hussain
SL Multicultural Center
opendoors@osu.edu
614-688-8449

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