The Wall: Understanding and Dismantling Barriers to Accountable Relationships Across Difference

The Wall: Understanding and Dismantling Barriers to Accountable Relationships Across Difference

The Wall is an interactive workshop that draws upon participant knowledge and experience to help participants understand the connection between interpersonal experiences of prejudice and bigotry and larger systems of oppression.  This session offers participants skills and perspectives that help them interrogate their own conscious and subconscious judgments to understand how those judgments impact our ability to create and sustain accountable relationships across difference.

Combining participant experiences and stories with analysis of systems of oppression, The Wall examines issues of racism, sexism, religious oppression, heterosexism, and classism while encouraging participants to understand better their own identity and how they intersect with the identities of people across difference.

Jamie UttJamie Utt is a diversity and inclusion consultant and sexual violence prevention educator based in Minneapolis, MN.  He earned his Bachelor’s of Arts in Peace and Global Studies from Earlham College and his Masters of Arts in Teaching from National-Louis University before teaching social studies on Chicago’s west side.

Jamie currently works with organizations and schools around the United States to help them build more inclusive environments where every person can live more fully in their identity.  Learn more about his work at, and read his writing at


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