Students and Schools

"Leigh brings a strong intersectional analysis that combines issues of race, gender, power and privilege that has been helpful in allowing participants to push themselves and see the impact of their identity in the work they are trying to accomplish. As a seasoned trainer, Leigh leans into these issues with humor, conviction and a sense of urgency. "

 

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As a critical educator, I am invested in supporting your school community to develop stronger tools for addressing power, privilege and oppression. Below are some of the ways I can work with students, student groups, classes, faculty and staff.

Professional Development

I provide professional development for staff and faculty on issues of power, privilege and oppression. By focusing on systems of power, I assist school staff and faculty in developing stronger understandings of how privilege and oppression impact the educational space and their interactions with students, resulting in stronger relationships and better educational outcomes.

Students and Student Groups

I work with college and high school students in classrooms, after school programs and with student groups. I provide customized, highly interactive and creative trainings and workshops that invite students to explore, challenge and dialogue with each other around a variety of complex topics, including gender, sexuality, race, ability and more.

Topics

Exploring Privilege and Oppression

In fun, movement-based and interactive workshop, participants gain a deeper understanding of the concepts of power, privilege, and oppression, language for addressing these challenges, and frameworks for analyzing how these relate to their communities and daily lives.

 

Creative Conversations

Together with a licensed social worker, we support groups in responding to community rupture and shared trauma. We provide embodied workshop experiences that inspire critical reflection, community connection and deep dialogue around a variety of topics, events and shared experiences.

 

Meeting and Retreat Facilitation

I provide customized meeting and retreat facilitation to assist your staff in meeting your goals. I work closely with your key stakeholders to develop agendas that yield decisions, resolve conflict, build trust, and develop collaborative ideas and strategies for moving forward.

Why Leigh?

 

My unique workshops explore deep, complex topics in fun and approachable ways. I meet your group where they are at, developing a flexible agenda that responds to your group’s particular needs and goals.

 

For various workshops I work with several skilled and knowledgeable co-facilitators whose experiences and identities counter balance my own to provide a richer, more authentic and supportive workshop environment.

Some past clients include

Borough of Manhattan Community    

     College
Brooklyn Free School
CARLE Institute

Columbia University
CUNY Law
Flushing International High School
Fordham High School for the Arts
IDEAL School
Kingsborough Community College
Kurt Hahn High School
Nazareth College
New York Coalition of Radical Educators
New York University
Smith School for Social Work
SUNY Cortland

The New School
University of Florida
University of Iowa, Cedar Falls
Washington University
Young People For 

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Offerings
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s. leigh thompson

leigh@gobeyonddiversity.com

402-212-9686

brooklyn, ny, usa

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