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STEM Justice 101: From the Individual to the Collective (a.m. session)

Friday, October 25

Youth and adult wearing lab goggles doing an experiment

Culturally responsive youth work addresses systems of oppression. It uses social justice knowledge as a basis. To 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 help participants to:

  • Think about their own personal identity.
  • Understand historical context of social justice movements.
  • Understand how to take action in today’s world.

The fourth area loops back to the individual as we discuss secondary or vicarious trauma, a very real impact that doing social justice work may have on those involved. 

Doing this work may cause us to develop some symptoms that mirror the post-traumatic stress disorder or depression symptoms experienced by people directly traumatized. It is important to acknowledge and address this issue before experiencing burnout.

The content of the morning and afternoon sessions is the same.

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 Andersen 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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