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Transcend Auraria

Creating a Safe Space


​The purpose of the Transcend Social Justice Retreat at the Auraria campus is to create a safe space for students of all backgrounds to deepen their exploration and understanding of issues related to diversity, inclusion, identity, power, privilege, and oppression. This three-day, two-night off-campus retreat will be grounded in social justice pedagogy. Students will be challenged to understand their lived experience as the grounds for developing critical perspectives and actions directed toward social change (Adams, 2007). The hope is that through the retreat, students will begin to understand how dynamics of power, privilege, and oppression show up in their lives and on campus, ultimately resulting in a positive influence towards the Auraria campus climate.

Transcend is Friday, January 24 - Sunday, January 26 at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park.

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Learning Outcomes:

As a result of attending the Tri-Institutional Social Justice Retreat, participants will:

  • ​Develop their personal understanding of power, privilege, and oppression

  • Explore personal and social identity development through self-reflection, self-work, and experiential activities

  • Develop a personal commitment to equity and social justice

If you would like to partake with Transcend Auraria, the following application links are available:

Facilitator Application Apply by October 20

Student Application​ Apply by October 27

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