In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Winona State University will host “Unpacking Our Knapsack: Engaging the Dynamics of Privilege and Oppression” with Becky Martinez at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, in East Hall, Kryzsko Commons.
Martinez uses discussions and theory as a way to abolish systems of oppression, and works with many social justice institutions and leagues to promote social reform.
Martinez is an organization development consultant and trainer focusing on social justice, leadership and organizational change. She works with organizations on developing goals, vision and purpose in their work.
This event is sponsored by WSU’s Inclusion and Diversity Office and is part of the 2015-16 University Theme, “Equity as a Human Theme: Building Inclusive Community.”
For WSU and its communities, partnering around a university theme has proven to be an effective strategy for bringing faculty, staff, students and community members to the engagement table. The 2015-16 theme is about upholding people’s rights, valuing diversity, challenging intolerance, and making institutional change around issues of social justice. The year-long focus will enable students, faculty, staff, and members of the wider Winona and Rochester communities to explore the intersections of identities, cultures, and abilities.
This presentation is free and open to the public.
For more information contact Alex Hines at AHines@winona.edu.