CEILS Equity & Justice Trainings

Supporting individuals, teams and departments to become anti-racist educators and apply the design justice framework to their course design. 

Message from Dr. JoAnn Roberts, CEILS Associate Director for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) for Teaching

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Joann S. Roberts, phd
Associate Director for Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion in Teaching


Thank you for visiting this site to learn more about the opportunities provided by UCLA’s Center for Education Innovation and Learning in the Sciences. CEILS has developed targeted workshops to support our instructional communities at UCLA to embrace and strengthen anti-racist teaching practices in the classroom. 

Funding and support for the development of these materials have been provided by the Dean of Life Sciences, Dr. Tracy Johnson, and Dean of Physical Sciences, Dr. Miguel Garcia-Garibay, and leadership from the David Geffen School of Medicine, in addition to funding by an NSF INCLUDES Aspire Allliance award (#1834526).

Below you can review our current workshop offerings and information on how to connect with us to plan the approach that works best for you and your colleagues.

Upcoming Workshops & Event Offerings

Winter Quarter Conversation SERies: Becoming an Anti-Racist Educator

Tuesdays, February 6, 13, and 20 | 12:30pm – 1:30pm PST

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The CEILS Becoming an Anti-racist Educator (B.A.A.E) Conversations encourages honest and vulnerable dialogue with faculty, postdocs, and graduate students around the unpracticed conversations about race and racism. These in-person conversations create space for discussion of one’s own racial identity development, understanding the implications of our racial identities and other social identities in our academic learning environments (e.g., classroom, clinic/laboratory, meetings etc.), and action planning. Overall, the goal is to cultivate an environment and practice that celebrates identity and culture while still identifying and working together against inequitable systems.

The topics for each session are as follows:

1. Session 1: Exploring Identity, Privilege, & Culture

2. Session 2: Taking Anti-racist Action: Interrupting Microaggressions

3. Session 3: Taking Anti-racist Action: From Inclusive to Anti-racist pedagogy

IMPORTANT: Session 1 participation is required to attend either Session 2 or 3.

We will have light refreshments, but please feel free to bring your lunch!

Learn more about specific offerings for UCLA Life and Physical Sciences as well as David Geffen School of Medicine.