Certificate in Critical Consciousness and Anti-Oppressive Praxis (CCC&AOP)
In solidarity with Stanford University’s mission value of diversity, equity, and inclusion, the ICIL office is offering a Certificate in Critical Consciousness and Anti-Oppressive Praxis (CCC&AOP) for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. While grounded in critical theory and Black Feminism, the goal of this certificate is to educate and prepare trainees with the tools necessary to navigate a dynamic future from a position of knowledge, empathy, and justice. Specifically, this program is targeted to individuals in STEM fields.
This certificate program is a distinct departure from currently available certificates in diversity and inclusion. While many such programs simply describe the benefits of a diverse work environment, our framework requires that trainees immerse themselves in intergroup practica (to foster empathy and forge solidarity) and that they establish a praxis to support diversity, equity, and inclusion.
We have generated a curriculum that provides training in three main pedagogical areas:
1. A critical understanding of identity & positionality
2. The ability to identify present & historical oppressive structures
3. A developed awareness of inclusive practices for transformative change
2020-21 Cohort Participants
Learn more about recent cohort participants.
Program Structure & Curriculum
Once the program is completed, participants produce a portfolio that serves as a completion of the Certificate
Core Administrative Team
Meet the CCC&AOP core administrative team.