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Social Justice Hub Will Provide Facilitator Training

Contact Information: Shauna Breneman, Communications Director
Office: (608) 262-8862


MADISON  –  The Wisconsin Union’s Social Justice Hub will offer free facilitator training for University of Wisconsin-Madison students, staff and faculty interested in moderating the Hub’s dialogue-based workshops on Oct. 21 and 28, 5-7 p.m. at Union South. 

The two-part training is designed for members of the campus community with an interest in helping facilitate the Social Justice Hub’s series of dialogue-based educational workshops in a variety of social justice issues. The training will emphasize the principles of facilitation of learning through dialogue and is provided by Jay Ekleberry, a long-time UW-Madison campus facilitator.

“The dialogue-based workshops provide opportunities to learn and discuss social justice-related issues in small groups,” Social Hub Dialogue-Based Workshops Coordinator and University of Wisconsin-Madison junior Julia Gutman said. “These trainings allow people to reflect on their own personal experiences and to learn from others.”

With these workshops, the Hub team aims for participants to learn social justice critical thinking skills and strategies for leading equity-focused dialogue in their communities and beyond.

Established in 2019, the Social Justice Hub provides purposeful, out-of-classroom education for students seeking resources and skill-building opportunities related to social justice. The Hub creates opportunities for skill development in teamwork, strategic thinking, creative problem-solving, setting goals, communication, leadership and in being an effective member of society. The non-partisan Social Justice Hub is funded by Wisconsin Union operating revenue and private donations. No taxpayer dollars are used in the Hub’s operations, staffing or programming.

To register for the two-session training, please visit In addition, to learn more about the Hub, visit


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