In conjunction with the University of New Mexico Community Engagement Center (UNMSC), the IRC will host a workshop on Indigenous Perspectives on Friday, 20 November 2015, 3:00-6:00 p.m.
The UNMSC program offers professional development opportunities through monthly workshops, fall and spring semester credit-bearing classes, quarterly trainings, and annual symposium events. These opportunities center on main program areas; Community Health Justice, Educational Justice, and Racial and Economic Justice. All of these program areas are infused with an anti-racism lens which allows students to expand their understanding of the historical, systemic and interpersonal racial dynamics that impact and construct these topics. The purpose of the professional development is to provide Corps members with the knowledge, perspective and skills to work within under-resourced communities of color. The professional development model is based on Paulo Freire’s Praxis model which involves knowledge, action, and reflection. All professional development sessions are engaging, hands on and educational.