Beyond Diversity: Core Concepts of Social Justice
ONLINE COURSE | Instructor: Toby Davis, M.Ed.
CEs: 1.5 | Level: Intermediate
This webinar will serve as an overview of core social justice concepts such as privilege, power, intersectionality and oppression. These forces are at play in our day-to-day lives, our culture, our institutions and our clinical settings but often they go unnamed and unexamined. In this webinar, participants will explore the difference between diversity and social justice as frameworks and learn key social justice concepts including oppression, privilege, intersectionality, social identity and matrix of oppression. Finally, this webinar will help those attending to analyze their own experiences of privilege and oppression and identify concrete steps to apply a liberatory consciousness to their own spheres of influence.
Social workers and other social service providers
Course Delivery Method and Format:
Recorded webinar, self study. All courses are hosted on SmithOnline. Login information will be emailed immediately after registration to the email address entered during registration.
Attendees will need access to a computer with internet and the capability to play recorded videos.
Registration Fee and Deadline:
$35 (one time registration fee of $5) | Ongoing
- Differentiate between diversity and social justice as frameworks.
- Define key social justice concepts: oppression, privilege, intersectionality, social identity, matrix of oppression.
- Describe their own experiences of privilege and oppression.
- Identify concrete plans to apply a liberatory consciousness to their own lives.
Instructor Biography:Tobias K. Davis (Toby) is a transgender educator, activist and playwright who uses theatre, writing, and teaching to advocate for a gender-inclusive society. Tobias has supported colleges, congregations, and communities in developing trans-inclusive policies and practices for almost 20 years. He holds a M.Ed. in Social Justice Education and is Inclusion Education Trainer/Facilitator and Advisor for Low Income/First Generation and Transgender/Nonbinary Students at Smith College's Office for Equity and Inclusion.
To receive a CE certificate, you must complete the entirety of the recorded webinar or recorded video presentation. Partial credit will not be awarded to those who attend only a portion of the class. For recorded webinars and online courses, participants must complete an evaluation and a post test, noting the length of time to complete the course. Participants must earn a minimum score of 80 percent on the post test in order to earn CEs. Retesting is allowed up to five (5) times. If a passing score is not achieved, CEs will not be awarded. Links to the evaluation and post test are available in SmithOnline. Participants must also complete an attestation of completion for each fully completed course. A copy of the attestation is available in SmithOnline. It is attendee’s responsibility to contact their state licensing board/certification boards to determine eligibility to meet continuing education requirements.
How Will a CE Certificate Be Awarded?
Upon completing the course evaluation and successfully passing the post test, participants will be emailed their online certificate within 30 days of course completion. Participants should save and/or print the certificate upon receipt for their records. Receiving the CE certificate is contingent on submitting attestion, completion of the evaluation and passing the post test.
Continuing Education Credits and Accreditation
Social Work CE Credit: The Smith College School for Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and is therefore authorized to provide CEs as a postsecondary institution accredited by CSWE in many states. Courses offered through the School's Program of Professional Education are awarded continuing education credits in accordance with Continuing Education Regulation 258, CMR, 31.00 in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Smith College School for Social Work, Office of Professional Education SW OPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0169. If outside these states, please contact your licensing board for accreditation information regarding your state. Association of Social Work Boards database of social work licensure requirements. This course does not offer ASWB ACE credit.
Psychology CE Credit: Co-sponsored training events for psychology CE credit with Smith College School for Social Work. Amego Prepare is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Amego Prepare maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Due to changes in continuing education requirements for NY licensed psychologists, APA CE Sponsor credits may not be accepted for re-licensure at this time. Please check the NY Psychology Board regulations for CE requirements currently in effect.