Our History

The Social Justice Training Institute was founded in 1998 by Jamie Washington, Kathy Obear, Vernon Wall, and Maura Cullen to provide diversity trainers and practitioners with an intensive laboratory experience where they can focus on their own learning and development to increase their multicultural competencies as social justice educators.

Over the past 15 years we have hosted over 28 SJTIs for professionals and 6 Institutes for students. As of 2012 there are over 1300+ alumni who continue to apply their learnings and insights as they partner to create greater inclusion on college campuses, in community organizations, and throughout their local communities. We envision many more years of Institutes and are grateful for the ongoing support and development we receive as faculty in this process.