Social Justice Education Summit: Concurrent Workshops 2023

Concurrent Workshops Group I
12:35 pm- 1:20 pm [EST]

"Meeting Your Learners Where They Are: Adjusting (Not Sacrificing) Your Social Justice Vision to Meet Student Need"
Ashley N. Patterson, PhD; Efraín Marimón; Brenda Martinez
Penn State University, College of Education

This session will offer attendees a chance to collaboratively identify constructive components worth imbedding into introductory social justice coursework, (particularly those that will be compelling to students in the emergent phases of understanding social justice concepts). This session will help attendees identify in-the-moment and longer-term planned responses to classroom events that may impeded movement toward social justice goals.

"Humanizing Institutional Processes with Community Partnership Contracts and Payments: Facilitating Community Partner Contracts and Compensation"
Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD; Reesha Jackson; Janine Talis; Leah Mckown
University of Pittsburgh/UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

1. Understand the critical importance of considering how the contracting process creates barriers for relational trust 2. Identify three strategies to improve and humanize the institutional processes to expedite contracts and payments.

"Increasing Community Outreach Programming Through Student-led Service Activities"
Melissa Dreger, PT, DPT
Seton Hill Physical Therapy Program

After attending the session, the attendees will be able to adapt the Campinha-Bacote Model of cultural competence into their own specific schools to enhance student cultural competence. After attending the session, the attendees will be able to implement a cultural competency education program with an end result in increased community outreach programs.

"Developing Culturally Affirming Students: An Overview of The Cooper-Stewart Longitudinal APPE Exchange Program"
Ashley Yarabinec, PharmD, BCGP; Mario C. Browne, MPH, CHES, CDP
University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy

After attending the session, attendees will be able to: 1. Describe the qualities of culturally affirming pharmacists 2. Discuss the ways in which diverse experiences can be incorporated into the experiential education. 

Concurrent Workshops Group II
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm [EST]

"Institutional supports for community-engaged scholarship and practice"
Jamilah Ducar, EdD; Lina Dostilio, EdD
University of Pittsburgh, The Engaged Campus

Participants will better understand the state of support infrastructure for engaged scholarship nationally Participants will become aware of how one institution has enacted organizational development efforts to support engagement Participants will be able to identify ways that they can tap their institutions' support infrastructure to apply to their own social justice efforts.

"If Not You, Then Who Can Advocate for Social Justice and Create Socially Justice Environments"
Lilcelia A. Williams, PhD
University of Pittsburgh, Department of Occupational Therapy

After attending the session, attendees will be able to understand the tenets of the community cultural wealth model. After attending the session, attendees will be able to apply the principles of intersectionality. This session will help attendees create culturally inclusive and responsive environments.

"Immigration and its Discontents: The Importance of Forming Legal-Medical Partnerships in Removal Defense Cases"
Glykeria Teji, S.J.D.; Adam Sagot, D.O., FAPA
Seton Hall Law, Center for Social Justice 

Through this workshop, we aspire to (1) raise awareness of the social, ethical, medical, and legal challenges we face in the defense of immigrant detainees suffering from severe mental health illnesses; (2) train medical and legal staff on building collaborative relationships in this time of grave need for mentally ill immigrant detainees; and (3) inspire medical professionals to serve as experts in complex removal defense cases.

"Rural COVID-19 Vaccine Equity: Listening and Responding to the Voices of the Community"
Katherine Williams, MD, MPH; Tracy Schliep
University of Pittsburgh, Department of Family Medicine

After attending the session, attendees will be able to understand the interactions between clinical recommendations and assessment of community vaccine hesitancy. This session will help attendees consider and discuss ways that community input may enhance uptake of available preventive medicine resources.

The Social Justice Education Summit will take place on February 28, 2023 from 10 am to 4 pm. The summit is free, open to the public, and virtual. RSVP Today!