Social Justice Workshops at College of Business

“Beyond Caitlin Jenner: Understanding Trans* Identities, Part 1” will be the first Social Justice Workshop Series presented by the College of Business Undergraduate Program for Fall semester.

Aaric Headshot with Cam
Aaric Guerriero

The workshop takes place Sept. 30, 1:30-2:30 p.m., in the Bohemian Auditorium in Rockwell Hall West on the CSU campus. Co-facilitators will be Aaric Guerriero, director of the GLBTQ2A Resource Center at CSU, and Karissa Stolen, administrative coordinator for undergraduate programs in the College of Business.

Part 2 of “Beyond Caitlin Jenner” will be presented on Oct. 22, 2-3 p.m., in the Bohemian Auditorium.

On Wednesday, Oct. 14, 11 a.m.-noon, the topic will be “Seeing People with Disabilities as Employable,” presented by Rose Kreston from Resources for Disabled Students and marketing professor Stan Slater as part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

“It’s important to help students develop an awareness of social justice issues, especially business majors,” said Stolen, a recent CSU graduate. “Cultures and identities can get lost when we get caught up in a focus on the bottom line, but cultural competence is necessary for every business professional to actively participate in our global society.”

Karissa Stolen, Administrative Coordinator for Undergraduate Programs, College of Business, Colorado State University, August 10, 2015
Karissa Stolen

Social justice, according to Stolen, refers to the concept of a society in which justice is achieved not only as function of law but also in every aspect of that society: education, economic opportunity, housing, health care, and environmental sustainability.

“The interactive workshops in the Social Justice series engage students, faculty and staff in various issues designed to create a dialogue and broaden participants’ perspectives,” she explained. “The topics we want to cover include major identities we all identify with, including race, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, gender, voting rights, and ability status.”

Social Justice Workshops are open to the entire CSU campus community; there is no charge to attend, but interested participants are asked to RSVP by email to Business majors should stop by the Career Management Center in Rockwell Hall West to see how to add these professional development works to the resume.

More information is available by calling 970-491-2103.