Leading Inclusion and Belonging with Resources and Education


LIBRE is a series of workshops designed to equip student leaders with a justice-oriented and intercultural leadership framework in order to create a community of belonging within Northeastern and other spheres of influence.

Members of the collective can expect to reflect on their identity, foster intercultural engagement skills, and develop social justice consciousness while building meaningful connections with their peers. Workshop offerings can be taken as individual trainings to expand knowledge in a particular topic area (non-badged engagement) or in sequential order with a cohort of learners to acquire a LIBRE Badge.

As outcomes of this program, students will able to:

  1. Critically reflect on their multiple identities and confront their social positioning in the world.
  2. Expand foundational knowledge and skills to engage interculturally and authentically with the Northeastern student community and work toward systems change.
  3. Develop a social justice and identity conscious lens and adopt justice-oriented values through a theory into practice action project.

Intended audience:

  1.  Northeastern student leaders of organizations and initiatives
  2. Northeastern students interested in becoming peer educators of social justice frameworks and identity based leadership development.

As the first step in the badged certification, the following core workshops are offered every Spring semester:

  • Historical Overview: Power, Privilege, and Oppression
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Intersectionality, Interdependence, and Collective Liberation
  • Unpacking Bias and Microaggressions
  • Trauma-Informed Difficult Conversations
  • Allyship and Bystander Intervention