Change is possible and it starts with us.
“We don’t have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.” —Howard Zinn
It is a joy to work with and learn from Dr. Craig Elliott. He has co-facilitated social justice retreats at two of my institutions, Rollins College and Oregon State University. I think there are many ways to raise consciousness about privilege and power issues- Craig has the ability to adjust his style and approach depending on the participants in the space. I am so thankful to have a white facilitator-scholar who is able to engage white people in race dialogue, being affirming and challenging, while also educating the group about systems of oppression. Sometimes it can be difficult to find facilitators who can integrate a scholarly approach with a demonstrated social justice centered praxis. Craig weaves the academic theory with the lived experience in a way that allows him to reach his participants in a personal, meaningful way. He allows me space to heal in my own journey, and has paved the way for others to engage on their own journey to more whole versions of themselves.
Vice President of Student AffairsRollins College
I’ve had the opportunity to work with Craig on a few occasions now. His style allows for thoughtful engagement and growth of participants in a safe environment.
Coordinator, Student Life ProgramsOregon State University
What I appreciate most about Craig as a human being and as someone I have had the pleasure of co-facilitating with is his genuine sense of care, humor, compassion and sheer joy for engaging in community. Craig is a thoughtful facilitator who can hold the space for hard conversations and deep learning to occur.
Director, Women and Gender Advocacy CenterColorado State University
enthusiastic and inspiring