Workshops

This summer we have three great workshops open to the public. Please consider attending.

Our workshops in Cinnaminson, New Jersey, are within easy traveling distance of the Philadelphia International Airport. There are reasonably-priced hotels near our training site, the Westfield Friends Meeting House, in Cinnaminson.



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Institute on LGBTQ Oppression and Human Sexuality

July 10 to July 13, 2017 (Monday through Thursday)
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Westfield Friends Meeting House
Cinnaminson NJ (near Philadelphia)

The movement for full inclusion for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) people has made great strides: In 2014 nationwide marriage equality came to the United States. In 2009 Congress passed the first LGBTQ-inclusive hate crimes law. Yet today LGBTQ people are still denied many of the basic rights that most persons in our society enjoy: State laws still allow discrimination against LGBTQ people; hate crimes against LGBTQ people remain the most violent; and the everyday treatment of LGBTQ people in schools, workplaces, and other settings remains biased in many instances.

You are invited to a setting in which participants from diverse backgrounds explore LGBTQ oppression and build community across differences in sexuality. The workshop will be interactive and highly participatory.

In this Institute you will learn:

  • How early messages about gender and sexual orientation shape individual perceptions.
  • The effects of heterosexual privilege on the culture of the United States.
  • How power influences group behavior in the United States.
  • Important historical markers for the LGBTQ community.
  • Why homophobia and transphobia hinder the ability to address LGBTQ oppression.
  • Action planning to address heterosexism and transphobia.

The institute is open to learners of all backgrounds. We especially welcome the voices of those not usually heard in anti-oppression training, including LGBTQ people, white men, Asians, bi-racial and multi-racial people, and indigenous people.

This course is open to everyone; however, it is eligible for three credits toward a Graduate Certificate in Diversity from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Please visit the UCCS website for more information on separate costs and other requirements for the certificate program: www.uccs.edu/lases/diversity.html Participants pursuing the graduate certificate will have an additional reading and an essay assignment required for their grades.

People often find Beyond Diversity workshops not only informative but life-changing. Insights from the training open individuals to new ways of seeing the world and building deep and lasting relationships across cultural landscapes. Join us for this unique learning opportunity.

Tuition: $600




Or download the registration form for the Institute on LGBTQ Oppression (PDF)
(Adobe Acrobat Required)



Summer Institute on Race

August 14 to August 17, 2017 (Monday through Thursday)
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Wednesday until 6:00 p.m.)
Westfield Friends Meeting House
Cinnaminson NJ (near Philadelphia)

Race has been called “the great American obsession” and has shaped the lives of people in our society for hundreds of years. Even today race strongly influences life expectancy, quality of healthcare, income, wealth, job opportunities, incarceration rates, quality of education, and much more. Race also changes how we interact with one another, and the things we say—and don’t say—about this taboo topic. The Beyond Diversity Summer Institute offers ways to positively change racial dynamics in the places where we live and work.

You are invited to an educational setting in which participants from diverse backgrounds explore race and build community across racial differences. The Institute will be interactive and highly participatory. Activities will include a trip to Philadelphia’s National Constitution Center and Chinatown.

In the Beyond Diversity Summer Institute you will learn:

  • The profound impact of early messages about race.
  • How racial privilege affects individual and group interactions.
  • Why power relationships change cross-race relationships.
  • How the history of race shapes current attitudes and behaviors.
  • How racial ideology influences individual and institutional behavior.
  • The effects of internalized racial superiority and oppression.
  • Action planning and strategies to address race and racism.

This course is open to everyone; however, it is eligible for three credits toward a Graduate Certificate in Diversity from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Please visit the UCCS website for more information on separate costs and other requirements for the certificate program: http://www.uccs.edu/lases/diversity.html Participants pursuing the graduate certificate will have an additional essay assignment required for their grades.

Tuition: $600





Or download the registration form for the Summer Institute on Race (PDF)
(Adobe Acrobat Required)