Jessika Chi offers presentations, facilitations, or in-person half, full, and multi-day trainings.
Jessika Chi has formal training in social justice education, multicultural education, and anti-oppressive practice. As an experienced facilitator and trainer, she equips educators and organizational leaders with the skills necessary to create more equitable, inclusive, and socially just environments. Chi uses a combination of critical race theory, critical pedagogy, feminist theory, and anti-oppressive practice to inform her operational framework.
Fostering an Inclusive Campus Climate
We all want inclusive campuses – but what are the actual ways we can create, build, and sustain inclusive campus climates? This workshop explores ways to build institutional infrastructure and systems to support your campuses’ mission towards inclusive excellence.
Anti-Oppression Training Workshop
This workshop deals with one of the most challenging and fundamental issues that confronts our work for social change. While we readily recognize that many people experience oppression due to oppressive systems that exist in our society, it is equally important to be aware that activist groups and organizations are no less susceptible to unconsciously perpetuating patterns of oppression, dominance, and social exclusion. This workshop is designed to provide your group with the methods, skills, and increased critical awareness needed to promote equity, inclusion, and social justice within your work and organization.
Deconstructing Unconscious Bias
As leaders, it is important to learn how to actively build new, authentic relationships that challenge and replace our stereotypes and assumptions. This workshop focuses on self-awareness and examining our common (un)conscious biases that affect our daily interactions. This workshop will provide action steps and tools to confronting the negative effects of microaggressions and cultural exclusions on campus or within organizations.
Advancing Women in Leadership
Women make up a majority of the U.S. population, and although they hold almost 52% of all professional-level jobs, women are disproportionately represented in leadership positions. Women predominate in lower level managerial ranks and are only marginally represented at the executive levels. In this interactive workshop, we will explore strategies to help break down the barriers that exist for women, particularly women of color, in leadership positions, on-campus and beyond. (This workshop is open and welcoming to all genders).
Unpacking the Model Minority Myth and Empowering Communities of Color
Ever heard of the stereotypes that Asian Americans, particularly East Asian Americans, are good at math, smart, successful, and are “model minorities,” living the American dream? Where does the term “model minority” come from, what does it mean, and how does it pit Asian, Pacific Islanders, and Desi American communities against other communities of color? This workshop focuses on APIDA history, stereotypes, and activism and provides action steps towards racial justice.