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VISION

The Temple University Center for Social Justice and Multicultural Education (CSJME) seeks to be a premier regional diversity learning center for individuals, organizations and institutions. 

MISSION

The Center for Social Justice and Multicultural Education offers a broad range of programs to assist Temple faculty, administrators and staff in embracing the university’s commitment to multiculturalism. The CSJME assists faculty, administrators and staff develop the skills to create and implement programs, curricula, and policies that promote and foster an appreciation of individuals and groups who may differ from themselves based on sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, age, ability, and socioeconomic status.

The CSJME serves as a regional learning center for individuals, organizations and institutions who want to advance their knowledge and practice of numerical, intellectual and interactional diversity. The CSJME advances social justice and multicultural education through innovative programs built on collaboration and strategic relationships.

For more information please contact:

Tchet Dereic Dorman, Director

tchet@temple.edu

Office: 215-204-5509

 

PROGRAM AND SERVICES

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

The Center for Social Justice and Multicultural Education is a major regional center educating and training individuals and organizations to become multiculturally competent. The CSJME sponsors programs to educate, train and inspire administrators, faculty, corporate professionals, and community leaders to understand and embrace multiculturalism as a core organizational and leadership principle. The CSJME organizes conferences, seminars, workshops, webinars, webilogues, lectures, films and retreats to develop participants’ awareness, skills and knowledge of multicultural competency and social justice.

INTERGROUP DIALOGUE PROGRAM

The Intergroup Dialogue Program is a dialogic social justice education program that fosters participant engagement and learning across differences. Intergroup dialogues focus on race, gender, sexual orientation, class, and religion. The CSJME offers intergroup dialogues for faculty, administrators, and staff to promote professional development and multicultural competency. Employees have the opportunity to contribute to their own professional development plans as they explore important social issues with colleagues from across the campus. Intergroup dialogues are offered throughout the year.

Temple’s Intergroup Dialogue Program includes an Intergroup Dialogue Facilitator Training Institute that will prepare university employees, as well as colleagues from other universities, and outside corporations and organizations, to facilitate intergroup dialogues within their departments, organizations, and institutions.  Intergroup dialogues are a means of engaging faculty, administrators and staff in better understanding race, gender, sexual orientation, religion and class.

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP

The Certificate in Diversity Leadership is jointly sponsored by Temple University’s Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership and College of Education. The certificate will be open to Temple students and employees, as well as outside professionals, interested in advancing their knowledge and skills in diversity facilitation. The proposed certificate will be comprised of four graduate courses co-taught by Novella Keith, Temple University Associate Professor of Urban Education, and Charles Rojzman, an internationally-known consultant and creator of Transformational Social Therapy (TST). TST offers an action-oriented model for intergroup relations. The theory and practice of TST bring together social and political psychology, group dynamics, critical theory, and organizational development.

To view information on the program, please click here.

REGIONAL DIVERSITY EDUCATIONAL CENTER

CSJME brings together regional and national leaders to develop organizational structures for collaboration, networking, and leadership development and to support collaborative research efforts and policy analysis. As a place where others come to learn how to be more diverse numerically, intellectually and culturally, CSJME provides extensive diversity training and offers a talented pool of consultants, speakers and workshop facilitators. 

CSJME has supported the efforts of several major organizations in Pennsylvania advancing diversity, including the Pennsylvania Association of Liaisons and Officers of Multicultural Affairs, the Pennsylvania chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education, and the Pennsylvania Statewide Latino Coalition. CSJME collaborated with PA-NAME and Drexel University to sponsor a year-long PA-NAME Symposium during the 2009-2010 academic year.

To view information on our workshops, conferences and training programs, please click here.

CSJME is leading national efforts with the National Association for Multicultural Education, serving as host of the 2012 NAME conference, organizing the statewide conference of Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education, hosting regional diversity dialogues, and hosting regional and statewide conferences with the Pennsylvania Association of Liaisons and Officers of Multicultural Affairs.