“Stop the Hate: Train the Trainer” is a training opportunity at Eastern Washington University that is designed to educate and train students, faculty and staff as well as to create an action plan that will deal with issues of hate and bias on campus.
Jim Mohr, advisor for Student Organizations and Greek Life, said that the idea to have something like this on campus came from a commitment to diversity issues.
Although the training is national training, there is the option to have “expert leaders from human rights and hate crime agencies” come to EWU.
A benefit of this is that more people would be able to participate if they do not have to travel out of state.
One of the appeals of the training, Mohr said, is that it provides tools to battle acts of hate that are specific to a college campus community.
Furthermore, the training will provide an action plan specific to the needs of EWU.
The end result will be a core group of leaders with the knowledge and skills to organize workshops and create events on campus.
The training will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It will be 18 to 20 hours of intensive training that is not be designed for those who need or would like to take a diversity 101 course.
Those interested must be committed to complete the whole training and should have some experience with diversity issues. Space is limited.
For more information contact Jim Mohr at 359-4711 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Support for this event was provided by a Board of Trustees diversity grant, Associated Students, Student Life, Residence Life, African American Education Programs, Human Resources, Spokane Teachers Credit Union, Eagle Entertainment, Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities, Student Organizations and Greek Life.