Please submit requests for accommodations related to a disability to CSJ's Operations Officer, Caitlin Miller, or via our online form. A good faith effort will be made to fulfill requests made at least five business days prior to event.

Upcoming Fall 2018 Workshops - Sign Up Here!

* CSJ Workshops have limited seating. We kindly ask that you register for only the workshops to which you can commit. Requests for accommodations related to a disability can be made here.

The Danger of a Single Story* with Emily Cotton

How do we come to understand the interconnectedness of our lives and cultures? How do we overcome misconceptions and overgeneralizations? Learn to move beyond cultural “tourist view” while beginning to question your assumptions and social consciousness. With snacks! 

Wednesday, September 26
6:30 pm to 7:45 pm
Center for Social Justice, 130 Poulton Hall

* attributed to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Ethics of Photography with Kainaz Amaria from 

As Visuals Editor, Kainaz Amaria runs an interdisciplinary team specializing in graphics, interactives, photography, data and design. Previously, she was an editor on NPR’s Visual Team. Before all the desk jobs, she was a freelance photojournalist based in Mumbai, India. Her clients included The New York Times, Vogue India, and Reuters. Prior to that, she worked for the St. Petersburg Times in Florida. In 2010, she was a Fulbright Scholar and completed a short film on the Parsi Zoroastrian community in Mumbai. 

Thursday, October 4
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm  
Murray Room, 5th floor of Lauinger Library

This CSJ workshop is co-hosted by the Journalism Program in the Georgetown College and the Georgetown University Library.

Fighting Fake News with Glenn Kessler of The Washington Post

Glenn Kessler has been editor and chief writer of The Fact Checker since 2011. In a journalism career spanning more than three decades, Kessler has covered foreign policy, economic policy, the White House, Congress, politics, airline safety, and Wall Street. He was The Washington Post’s chief State Department reporter for nine years, traveling around the world with three secretaries of state. Before that, he covered tax and budget policy for The Washington Post and also served as the newspaper’s national business editor. 

Thursday, October 11
12:30 pm to 1:45 pm
Murray Room, 5th floor of Lauinger Library

This CSJ workshop is co-hosted by the Journalism Program and the Georgetown University Library.

Why We Make Mistakes with Emily Cotton

Mistakes are the scaffolding of learning. Mistakes can lead to questions and build innovative learning environments. Ultimately, mistakes can help us become empathetic, observant, creative, resilient and reflective. This workshop outlines how different cultures and people view mistakes, and how as educators we can help bridge the gap between feelings of failure and using failure as a catalyst for success. With snacks!  

Monday, October 15
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
Center for Social Justice, 130 Poulton Hall

Careers in Social Change Workshop with Daryn Cambridge

This is an interactive workshop to provide you with tools and resources to advance a changemaking career. Options Workshop is part of CSJ's annual Options Series. With snacks! 

Friday, October 19
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Center for Social Justice * 130 Poulton Hall

This CSJ workshop is co-hosted by the Cawley Career Education Center.

An Introduction to Working with Students with Disabilities with Amy Mullarky

This workshop will provide a brief overview of disability law and inclusive strategies when working with students with disabilities. With light lunch.  

Tuesday, October 23
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
Linguistics Conference Room (2nd floor of Poulton Hall)

This CSJ workshop is part of CSJ's annual Education Week.

African American Language: From the Community to the Classroom with Minnie Quartey

This workshop will explore African American Language (AAL) and some of its linguistic features. We will examine written data from AAL speakers and learn to differentiate between grammatical errors and codeswitching in the students' writing. We will also discuss the effects of linguistic discrimination in the classroom and highlight some linguistic intervention programs that have helped speakers excel in the educational arena. Ultimately this workshop is meant to serve as an introduction to African American Language, but there will be time for questions so other topics may be delved into more deeply. With snacks! 

Friday, October 26
3:30pm - 4:45pm
Healey Family Student Center Social Room
(followed by Education Week Reflection Dinner!)

This CSJ workshop is part of CSJ's annual Education Week.

Occupy.HERE & Moodle Box: “Off the Grid” Network Devices for Social Justice, Activism and Education with Professor Don Undeen and Muzabel Welongo of Maker Hub at Lauinger Library

PirateBox is a DIY anonymous offline file-sharing and communications system built with free software and inexpensive off-the-shelf hardware. The software is designed to run on locally-hosted hardware without an upstream Internet connection. With PirateBox, users can anonymously share messages and files. RACHEL-Pi is a Raspberry Pi-based WIFI device that can serve educational content when internet access is unavailable or cost prohibitive. In this workshop we will get hands-on with both devices, look at customization opportunities, and discuss the benefits and risks of accessing a “hyper local” intranet when internet access is unavailable or inadvisable.

Friday, November 2
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Center for Social Justice, 130 Poulton Hall

This CSJ workshop is co-hosted by the Maker Hub of Lauinger Library.

The Boomerang Effect: The Art of Returning Back to the Start of Discovery with Emily Cotton - CANCELLED

This workshop is an invitation to create spaces that foster inquiry and an opportunity to learn about inspiring more questions than answers. As a learner, where did you start? Remember the type of questions you asked? "I wonder?", "How come?" or “What if?” Learn to ask questions that go beyond- change your perspective on curiosity, teaching, learning, or culture. With snacks! 

Wednesday, November 7
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Center for Social Justice, 130 Poulton Hall

Cutting through the Noise:  The Power of Clear Messages with Emily Cotton

We are bombarded by numerous and often conflicting messages, every minute of every day. Information overload is all too common in today’s world. How do you cut through the noise to become a more deliberate communicator? Where is the noise in your life? This workshop will explore ways to give and receive clear messages in your work spaces and in life. With snacks! 

Monday, December 3
7:00pm - 8:15pm
Center for Social Justice, 130 Poulton Hall

Past Workshops 


Friday, September 16, 1:45pm - 3:00pm, Healey Family Student Center Social Room. 

Equity, Empathy, and Empowerment: Building a Skill set for Effective Social Justice Research with Black Boys and Men with Dr. Jocelyn R. Smith Lee (Marist College)

This workshop was part of a the CSJ's annual Global Social Justice Research Symposium. 

Friday, October 7, 3:00pm-4:30pm in Center for Social Justice (130 Poulton Hall). 

CSJ Workshop during Options SeriesHow to Make a Living and Change the World with Dr. Craig Zelizer (Peace and Collaborative Development Network)

This workshop was part of CSJ's Options Series.

Thursday, November 10, 6:15pm-8:00pm, Reiss 112. 

CSJ Workshop: Working with Trauma-Affected Youth with Dr. Vivian Jackson, LICSW. 

This workshop was part of CSJ's Education Week. 

Wednesday, January 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm, Center for Social Justice (130 Poulton Hall). 

Information Session on the Fulbright Fellowship Program for CSJ Students with Dr. Laura Perille, Assistant Director of Georgetown University's Office of Fellowships, Awards, and Resources (GOFAR).

Tuesday, January 31, 5:00pm - 6:00pm, Room 119 ICC. Co-hosted by Program on Justice and Peace.

Careers in Peace: Considering Pathways for Undergraduates with Dr. David Smith.

Monday, February 20, 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Healey Family Student Center Social Room. 

Transformative Allyship Workshop for Students with University of San Francisco's Office of Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 6:15pm - 8:00pm, 201B White Gravenor. 

Beyond Wards: Exploring the Changing Landscape of the District of Columbia with Dr. Deborah Perry and Caroline Egan.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 6:15pm - 8:00pm, St. Mary's 124.

Keeping Children Safe: Volunteering, Interning, and Researching with Overseas Children’s Organizations with Amy Spelz Travis.

Friday, September 18, 1:45pm – 3:00pm in Healey Family Student Center Social Room

Contemporary Methods of Social Justice Research: Critically Reading Text, Discourse and ‘Big Data’, a Social Justice Research Methods Workshop with Dr. Michael Loadenthal

Friday, October 23, 5:00pm - 7:00pm in ICC 115

Working with English Language Learners with Lara Bryfonski, PhD candidate in Applied Linguistics

Wednesday, October 28, 6:15pm - 7:30pm in Reiss 103

DC's Changing Demographics with Professor Brian McCabe

Monday, November 9, 6:15pm - 7:30pm in WGR 405

Restorative Justice as Behavior Intervention, with Dr. Charles Curtis, Behavior Intervention Coordinator at E.L. Haynes Public Charter School

Wednesday, November 11, 6:15pm - 7:30pm in Reiss 103

Family Engagement, with educators from the Washington School for Girls - Jill Gelman (Reading Specialist), Deanna McCall (Family Engagement Coordinator), and Megan Fitch (Counselor)

Thursday, November 12, 12:00pm - 1:00pm in CSJ (240 Poulton Hall, Linguistics Conference Room)

Resume/cv and cover letter for education/teaching positions with Dr. Susan Cheng, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at the Georgetown School of Medicine 

Wednesday, February 3, 6:15pm - 7:30pm in White Gravenor 206 

Lesson Planning Refresher with CSJ's Cary Finnegan, Esther Kim, and Katie Parham

Thursday, February 18, 6:15pm - 7:30pm in Healy 103

Storytelling for Social Change with colleagues from the Center for Social Impact Communication, John Trybus and Bridget Pooley

Tuesday, February 23, 6:15pm - 7:30pm in White Gravenor 311 

Sustaining Social Justice Activism with presenter Jiva Manske, Amnesty International

Thursday, March 31, 5:00pm - 6:30pm in White Gravenor 201B

The Ongoing Civil Rights Movement: A Look Into One Segment Of Immigrant Rights Movement - the Undocumented Student Movement with Laura Bohorquez, Dream Educational Empowerment Program (DEEP) Coordinator at United We Dream

Tuesday, April 5, 6:15pm-7:30pm, Reiss 262

Behavior Management Strategies for K-12 students, with Erin Hollerbach and Andrea Ortega, school social workers at Tubman Elementary 

Friday, April 8, 3:15pm-4:30pm, WGR 208

Popular Education: What is it? Why is it used? How does it work? with Samantha Miller, DC Action Lab