In this course, we will learn about theories and practices that support collective group process, shared learning, and collaborative actions with the aim of creating just and resilient communities. Through reading, group discussion, reflective writing, and practice both inside and outside of the classroom, we will seek answers to questions such as: How can we co-create learning communities that value each member as a teacher and learner? How can facilitation support effective participatory group process? How can we cultivate critical connections, build resilient relationships, and strengthen communities so that we are better equipped to create the changes we envision? How do our positional identities impact our work as facilitators and changemakers? What practices support collective reflection and accountability, so that we don’t replicate the systems oppression that we aim to dismantle? How can we develop nuanced understandings of the challenges we face, so that we can create effective responses/solutions/interventions? What are our values and ethical commitments, and how can we put these into practice?