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Creating learning communities where all can thrive

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By Sarah Shoaf, Staff Writer

In an effort to create more inclusive communities that value and support everyone, Governors State University’s (GovState) College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) will host a Collective Equity Workshop for all faculty and staff. 

Offered with the generous support of the Office of the Provost, the workshop will be led by Dr. Sonja Hollins-Alexander, Associate Vice President of Professional Learning Design and Strategy for Corwin Publishing, who will engage attendees in developing an awareness of the collective equity framework and the knowledge and skills needed to implement culturally fortifying practices.

Both concepts are the driving forces for people to come together and create transformative educational learning communities where all members can thrive.

Participants can also expect to engage in discussions about the barriers to equitable or fair learning experiences for all students and to unlearn and replace old mental models that often slow down more inclusive practices. 

This workshop will take place on Friday, April 19 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at GovState’s Center for Performing Arts stage. A light continental breakfast and a full lunch will be served.

RSVPS are required and can be directed to Penny Perdue at or 708-534-4925.

The first 75 attendees will receive free copies of “Collective Equity — A Movement for Creating Communities Where We All Can Breathe,” co-authored by Dr. Hollins-Alexander.