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STEM Justice 101: From the Individual to the Collective

Friday, October 25

Youth and adult wearing lab goggles doing an experiment

In order to do truly culturally responsive youth work that addresses systems of oppression, it is crucial that we utilize social justice knowledge as the basis for everything we do. At the Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center (KAYSC) we believe that to truly do this work, we must first reflect on individual identities and the role we have in systems of oppression. This workshop has four main areas. The first three are to get participants thinking about their own personal identity, to understand historical context of social justice movements and how to take action in today’s world. The fourth area covered in this workshop loops back to the individual as we discuss secondary trauma, or vicarious trauma, a very real impact that doing social justice work may have on those of us involved. Doing this work may cause us to develop some symptoms that mirror the post-traumatic stress disorder or depression symptoms experienced by clients who were directly traumatized and it is important to acknowledge and address this issue before experiencing burnout.

Youth equity learning series

Event information

Friday, October 25
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Science Museum of Minnesota
Discovery Hall
120 W. Kellogg Blvd.,
Saint Paul, MN 55102
United States

Kate Walker, University of Minnesota Extension professor and specialist in Youth Work Practice
kcwalker@umn.edu or 612-624-7988

This workshop is developed and facilitated by a team from the Kitty Anderson Youth Science Center (KAYSC) at the Science Museum of Minnesota.



There is no charge for this workshop, but registration is required and space is limited.

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