By Caro Hernandez, Project Facilitator, YES Institute
|Joseph Zolobczuk presenting to UM students|
Joseph Zolobczuk and Jowharah Sanders addressed Laura Kohn-Wood’s Community Psychology class at University of Miami this Spring. Community Psychology is a branch of social science that analyses challenges in social environments and works to bring about meaningful change in partnership with people in communities.
YES Institute’s dialogue allowed students to uncover how misinformation on gender and orientation contributes to bullying and harassment of all young people. One student said, “I learned about the importance of dialogue and education, not just policy, in changing people’s lives and views.” Another student added, “I’m never going to use anti-gay slurs again.”