MOSAIC is a social justice peer education program whose mission is to engage undergraduate students in open dialogues focused on diversity and social justice topics to promote awareness, change, and inter-group understanding.
It is our goal to:
- Engage students in reflective, interactive, and informative activities related to social justice topics in a safe and inclusive environment
- Challenge students to think critically about their experiences and social issues within the world
- Help students work towards enhancing their multicultural identities and appreciating cultural differences
- Lead students in discovering ways to embrace differences to build an inclusive world and community at Ball State
Work with a Peer Advocate Leader
Peer Advocate Leaders (PALs) are student staff members committed to supporting undergraduate students at Ball State University in discovering ways to embrace diversity, build inclusive communities, and become social change agents.
PALs are available to facilitate workshops for student organizations and undergraduate courses on campus, as well as consult with student leaders about organizational issues related to diversity and social justice.
Become a PAL: This position is closed.
MOSAIC Peer Advocate Leaders are available to present a variety of diversity and social justice workshops, as described below. To schedule a workshop or presentation by a Peer Advocate Leader, fill out the online workshop request form at least two weeks in advance. If you would like a workshop on a topic not listed, let us know and we will tailor a session just for you!
Workshops range from 45 minutes to 90 minutes.
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To schedule a consultation meeting with a Peer Advocate Leader, email MOSAIC or stop by the Multicultural Center to set up an appointment.
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Are you an activist? Do you want to become an activist? Activists are people who see the need for change and advocate for that change.
This session will lead you through a seven-step process that challenges cultural biases, assumptions, and behaviors in order to build inclusive communities of care.
Have you ever thought about why you behave, think, and respond the way that you do? Is it possible that socialization is the leading contributor to the oppression experienced in the world today?
This session will help you make decisions on how to interrupt and discontinue the cycle of socialization and oppression.
Many people have certain attitudes and feelings toward people with disabilities based on stereotypes portrayed in media.
This workshop will highlight the realities of those living with disabilities and help participants identify and challenge their own attitudes toward people living with disabilities.
This workshop is designed to help students understand social justice and oppression by evaluating their role in a diverse society.
Students will engage in activities that allow them to experience a new leadership perspective as it relates to identity, advocacy, and intergroup understanding.
This workshop examines oppression and its role in social justice.
Participants will walk away with various concepts and terminology about oppression, as well as practical ways to confront oppression on a basic level.
We all have an identity comprised of different components such as gender or religion. Some of those components are controllable, while others are inherent.
In this workshop, you will identify the components that define you as a person and realize the ways in which your identity directly influences your environment.
In its many forms, media has the potential to shape the way we view, understand, and interact with people. This influence can have impactful and potentially irreversible effects on minoritized populations within our society such as creating and perpetuating stereotypes, biases, and prejudices.
Through this workshop, explore the ways in which society if effected by media and reflect on how media impacts you.
Movies such as “Taken” and “Call + Response” depict a problem taking over the world today. Human trafficking is an increasing issue facing society today.
Learn how this pressing issue could be occurring in a location near you.
Are you man enough?
This workshop will explore the oppression faced by men in modern day America, especially by patriarchal pressure and social displacement by feminism.
We will delve into the role of men using media, film, and photography in order to discover the nuances of masculinity in our society.
The rise of social media has given activism a new platform unlike before. New audiences are gathered, new perspectives are shared, and new ways of interaction have been created.
In this workshop learn about how social media and activism play off one another as well as how the different ways we individually support activism in our use of social media.
Gender, gender identity, gender expression, and sex; aren’t they all the same?
This session will dispel common misnomers associated with gender, as well as discuss the experiences and issues faced by trans individuals.
Too often words such as race, nationality, and ethnicity are thrown around as if they are synonyms.
Do you know the difference?
If not, this workshop will explore those differences and help you identify your race, nationality, and ethnicity.
Schedule a Workshop
Are you interested in one of our programs? Then complete our online form to request a time for one of our Peer Advocate Leaders to visit.