Ally Workshops with Dr. Monroe France

Please join us as we welcome Monroe France from New York University for two workshops to launch the In the Zone project, designed to create a deeper working understanding of our role and responsibilities as individuals who can create change, address microaggressions, and build more supportive communities.

In the Zone currently includes the LGBT Ally Network, Racial Justice Allies and Advocates, Disability Ally, Undocumented/DACA Allies, Veteran 101, and I-CARE bystander intervention training programs, with more to come.


Staff and Faculty Workshop
Training of the Trainers: Tips and Strategies for Facilitating Social Justice Education Programs
Tuesday February 21, 2017, 10 to 11 am, SDRP, Room 2025C (301 E. Gregory Dr., Champaign)

As issues of social justice are becoming increasingly important in the work that we do, the need to foster discourse on these issues emerges. Meaningful dialogue around issues of social justice and citizen activism pose challenges to facilitators: How do I create a space in which students learn and explore issues of race, class, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, privilege, oppression and ability? What if participants are resistant and act out in ways that are damaging to the dialogue? What if I can’t answer a difficult question? This workshop will demonstrate modules and provide strategies that can be used to facilitate effective social justice trainings and tips to facilitate complex conversations.

Student Workshop
Visioning Justice and Building Solidarity Across Communities
Tuesday February 21, 2017, 6 to 7:30 pm, SDRP, Room 2025C (301 E. Gregory Dr., Champaign)

Now more than ever, we must show up and do our part to create change. In this interactive session, open to all students, participants will engage in reflective dialogue focused on developing concrete steps and strategies they can take to advance social change and solidarity across communities from a an intersectional approach. Participants will collectively vision revolutionary actions that can be taken to develop spaces where everyone can be seen, heard and how that they matter.

Monroe France is the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Diversity Initiatives at New York University, serving as the most senior level university administrator responsible for advancing university wide diversity initiatives within student affairs at NYU’s NYC campus and its global academic centers. In this role, Monroe provides leadership to the NYU Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Student Center and the NYU Center for Multicultural Education and Programs which produces intentional and sustained educational initiatives and campus-wide programs in the area of diversity and social justice. He is sits on OutRight Action International board of trustees and is the chair for the Diversity Abroad Network’s LGBTQI+ Task Force and faculty for their annual conference Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Institute.


Co-sponsored by the Office of Inclusion & Intercultural Relations, University Housing, Student Affairs Initiative Grant, Disability Resources & Educational Services, Veteran Student Support Services, and the Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education, College of Applied Health Sciences