Zone Trainings

Our hands-on, interactive trainings provide participants with the knowledge and tools to connect issues of identity, diversity and social justice to their everyday life. CMEP trainings build capacity for students, staff, and faculty in fostering a more inclusive campus environment; serve as co-curricular opportunities for academic departments; and provide foundational and relevant knowledge around identity, diversity and social justice for any campus organization.
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Justice Zone (formerly Diversity Zone) is a foundational training intended for NYU students, faculty, and staff that functions to facilitate understanding of frequently used concepts such as diversity, equity, and social justice through the lens of race and racism. It takes a deep look into the Cycle of Oppression and the role we all take in its reproduction. Throughout the training, participants will be asked to reflect on their own identities and challenge their daily practices to begin a journey of critical consciousness.


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DREAM Zone is an interactive training that serves to introduce NYU students, faculty, and staff to issues and challenges facing the undocumented community through contexts of global concepts and terminology, history, and policies and procedures centering undocumented persons. While the first part of the training looks at undocumented immigration transnationally, the second part takes a look at the issues faced by undocumented students in New York City and specifically NYU, exploring ways in which we can express solidarity with undocumented members of our communities.


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Disability Zone is a training for NYU students, staff, and faculty that explores frameworks around the intersections of disability status and justice through critical analysis of language and policy, the works of disability justice activists, and group discussion. Participants will reflect on their own practices and gain the knowledge and tools to actively practice solidarity with and create more accessible environments for people with disabilities. 

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Request a CMEP Training

CMEP is now accepting training requests for your office, program, and/or department for Spring 2018!

Please note that we expect collaborative effort when a training is requested. In efforts to foster commitment around social justice practice as well as a productive session, we require extensive input around learning goals from the requesting office, program, or department.

To request a training, please fill out this form. The priority deadline is Friday, March 2nd at 5pm and we will no longer accept requests after Friday, April 6th at 5pm.

If you have any questions, please contact Sooah Kwak at sak671@nyu.edu.


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New Training Initiative Starting Spring 2018

The Social Justice Education team at CMEP is excited to announce that in addition to our Zone and Facilitation trainings that are offered every semester, that we will be offering new shorter trainings on various topics, trends, and needs that will rotate each semester. 

The offering for Spring 2018 will be Navigating Conversations on Diversity and Social Justice being offered twice on Monday, February 26 from 3:30-5pm and Wednesday April 18 from 1:00-2:30pm. This offering can also be requested specifically for your club, department, or office! Please find the request form at bit.ly/cmeprequests.

Have thoughts or suggestions on trainings you would like to see? Contact cmep@nyu.edu at anytime. We would love to hear from you!


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*NEW OFFERING for Spring 2018 Only*
Navigating Conversations on Diversity and Social Justice

Join CMEP for an interactive session that will help participants unpack and identify personal barriers around common challenges faced in conversations around topics related to diversity and social justice. Participants will walk away with strategies, tools and questions to further investigate their role in conversations as it relates to social justice practice. 

  • Monday, February 26, 2018 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
RSVP at bit.ly/navigatingconvos. All trainings will be held in CMEP Conference Room (Kimmel 805).

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Spring 2018 Facilitation 101 Trainings

Join CMEP to explore essential skills for group facilitation from a framework of social justice. We will explore topics including but not limited to the roles and responsibilities of a facilitator, strategies for group engagement and inclusive space, and building a personal connection to material.

  • Friday, January 26, 2018 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday, March 27, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Both trainings will be held in CMEP Conference Room (Kimmel 804/805).

Please RSVP here: http://bit.ly/cmepfac101


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Training Materials

Find digital materials (PowerPoint slides and Participant Packets) here.