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The D.E.E.P. Impact program is dedicated to facilitating peer-to-peer educational programs for students in a variety of contexts across campus. If you would like to request an experience like this for your student group, please scroll to the bottom of this page and fill out the Outreach Request Form. We will assign two D.E.E.P. Impact Educators to attend your student orgranization general body meeting; student training or staff meeting; or class to facilitate a presentation of your choice. Please allow approximately 4 weeks from the requested date for our team to assign educators, ask questions about the request if needed, and specify the outreach presentation content to your group. If you have additional questions, email deepimpact@jmu.edu.  All outreach requests for Spring 2022 should be submitted by 5PM on Monday, April 4th 2022.

DEEP Impact Outreach - In Context

The D.E.E.P. Impact Diversity Educators are trained to facilitate peer-to-peer education and dialogue in a variety of contexts outside the classroom. Our educators are incredibly knowledgeable about a vast array of topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion as it pertains to the undergraduate experience and our global community. D.E.E.P. Impact Outreach presentations (60 - 75 minutes) may serve as a meaningful supplement to your next student employee training, student workshop, or event. If you’re interested in requesting an outreach experience, please see the link below.  

D.E.E.P. Impact outreach programming serves as a meaningful connection between diversity, inclusion, and the curricular student experience. Our Diversity Educators are trained to facilitate peer-to-peer learning - a meaningful pedogeological practice complimentary to traditional means of instruction in the classroom. The outreach presentations listed below (60 - 75 minutes) are intended to scaffold learning for topics related to DEI over time but are equally applicable as isolated experiences. Diversity Educators are prepared to facilitate educational experiences for a variety of classroom contexts and student learning levels, no matter the field of study. 

The D.E.E.P. Impact Diversity Educators are trained to facilitate peer-to-peer education for a variety of topics regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our team is extremely knowledgeable and prepared to collaborate with you and your special-interest club, Greek organization, service organization, or otherwise to facilitate a student-centered space for learning, dialogue, and development – no previous DEI experience necessary (60 - 75 minute presentation)! 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: 101 

This content is most suitable for groups that have little to no experience engaging with diversity, equity, or inclusion-related topics. This presentation is great for laying the foundation for future conversations about these topics with your group, or on its own.  

Social Identity and Intersectionality 

Understanding social identities, and the intersections of them, is a key element in creating, facilitating, and engaging in inclusive spaces. The content in this presentation is designed to get audience members to think about their own set of varying and intersecting identities, and the impact those identities have on others in their community.  This presentation is most applicable for audiences with a familiarity of concepts related to diversity and inclusion. 

Inclusivity In Your Everyday Life 

This content is most suitable for groups that have some experience engaging with DEI and want to learn more about the actionable steps they can take every day to be an inclusive community member. This experience will be tailored to the specific needs of the community requesting, so no two presentations are the same. Whether you’re requesting on behalf of your classroom, student employees, or a student organization, we’ll make sure the content is the right fit for you. 

Power, Privilege, and Oppression 

The content in this presentation is designed to cultivate a space for critical thinking as it pertains to the fundamental concepts listed above. For this outreach, our educators challenge the audience to consider the unearned advantages associated with certain social identities, and how those advantages show up for everyone in different ways. Groups interested in this presentation should be prepared to critically reflect, participate in uncomfortable dialogue, and be willing to challenge constructs that may benefit their own lives on a regular basis. 

Facilitating Difficult Dialogues 

In sharing skills that many of the Diversity Educators use themselves, this presentation is designed to equip participants with the context, tools, questions necessary to lead and faciliate DEI conversations with others in any context.  Groups interested in this presentation should be prepared to critically reflect, participate in uncomfortable dialogue, and be willing to challenge constructs that may benefit their own lives on a regular basis. 

Allies vs Accomplices 

The content in this presentation is the most advanced we have to offer. Audience members should be prepared to challenge their current understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and what it means to be effective in supporting causes that dismantle systemic injustices and inequities. This content is most appropriate for advanced audiences - those that have participated in extensive diversity and inclusion conversations, learning, and programs in the past. Groups interested in this presentation should be prepared to critically reflect, participate in uncomfortable dialogue, and be willing to challenge constructs that may benefit their own lives on a regular basis. 

If you’re interested in collaborating for an experience that is alternative to the presentations listed above, please contact us at deepimpact@jmu.edu for more information. 

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