the GriffinHarte Foundation
Seminars Seminar (noun, but also a verb as in “to learn.” See also feminist pedagogy) 1. A space in which a group of curious and intelligent students can gather together in a structured way to explore ideas, concepts, dilemmas, needs, solutions, or propositions. 2. Spaces that invite a range of perspectives and positions. (Civil note: Although plush, swivel chairs are nice, the luxuriousness of the room takes a second seat to the desire to engage complex and exciting ideas.)

Request a Seminar

The GriffinHarte Foundation provides the following seminar and training formats:

Virtual webinars: Participants log in for a session, usually lasting one to two hours.

Onsite courses and seminars: Presenters travel to the a specified location for a seminar or training, which can last for a little as two days or as long as the length of an academic semester.

Off site courses and seminars: Participants travel to a specified location for a seminar or training that takes place in a retreat-like venue. Sessions last for two to five days and include time for related activities off site.

The GriffinHarte Foundation can provide seminars and trainings on the following topics:

Feminism

Defined as a commitment to exploring and understanding the ways our identities, particularly our gendered and sexed identities, shape and inform our lives professionally, politically and personally, seminars on feminism and feminisms are available through the GriffinHarte Foundation. Seminars are grounded in the understanding that not only do gender and sex influence our personal, political and social codes and practices, but that our race and ethnicities, sexualities, economic opportunities, and physical abilities do as well. Conversations about, and understanding these influences are at the heart of the following seminar opportunities:

  • Introduction to Feminism
  • Feminist Theories: Historical Approach
  • Feminist Theories: Contemporary Issues
  • Feminist Theories: Identity, Voice and Agency

Civility

Civility is a code of conduct for living in a world where differences and disagreements proliferate. Civility comes from the words “civilized” and “civilization” and is essential to democracy. This is because, as Law Professor Stephen Carter states, when we are civil, we recognize that as members of a society, we are, in fact, “members of a household.” When we are civil, we aren’t pretending to like someone we despise or agree with a view we don’t. Instead, we are acknowledging that we are on a “common journey,” and that because we are sharing this ride, we are willing to acknowledge that “for the sake of our common journey with others, and out of love and respect for the very idea there are others” we will listen to them and try to understand them. When we are civil we stop pretending that we journey alone, that our actions do not affect one another, or that our view is the only ‘right’ view.” When we are civil, we do not stand by while individuals are hurt or harmed, but, we also are willing to we give one another a chance to explain ourselves, even as we disagree with them. Conversations about civility and the practices of civility as well as incivility are at the heart of the following seminar:

  • Communication and Civility
To request a seminar, contact Cindy at cindy@griffinhartefoundation.org.