Decolonize. Transform. Lead.
A leadership course just for Latinx leaders in Utah. Open to any Latinx leader in Utah for university credit in order to become a Co-Lead in Imaginemos Utah.
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The Imaginemos Utah Leadership Course is a semester long course available during both Fall and Spring semesters at the University of Utah for 3 credit hours (both undergraduate and graduate level).

The course is open to all Latinx leaders in Utah, even if you do not attend the University of Utah. The course is also only $50.

The purpose of the course is to train Latinx leaders to become Co-Leads in Imaginemos Utah using a decolonized leadership framework.

In Partnership With
Ethnic Studies Department
This department houses the Imaginemos Utah Leadership Course for both the undergraduate and graduate level credits.
University Neighborhood Partners (UNP)
Through the partnership with UNP, we are able to make the course available to non-University of Utah students and at the price of only $50 for 3 credit hours!
Education Levels
2/3 of the Latinx leaders that have took the Leadership Course already have a Bachelors Degree. It's the leadership development opportunity that attracts these lifelong learners.
35%
Undergraduates
Working on their Associates or Bachelors Degree
40%
Have a Bachelors Degree
Continuing their education after Undergraduate
25%
Have a Masters/Graduate Degree
Continuing their education after Graduate school
Joél-Léhi Organista
Instructor
As the architect of the course, Joél-Léhi has brought together Aztec/Mexica decolonized ways of knowing to empowering the Latinx community in Utah.

Joél-Léhi has his Masters in Sociology & Education from Columbia University. He created his bachelors degree in Social Justice Pedagogy at the University of Utah.
Joél-Léhi Organista
Instructor
As the architect of the course, Joél-Léhi has brought together Aztec/Mexica decolonized ways of knowing to empowering the Latinx community in Utah.

Joél-Léhi has his Masters in Sociology & Education from Columbia University. He created his bachelors degree in Social Justice Pedagogy at the University of Utah.
FAQ
Who, What, Where, When, Why?
Who can take the course? Any Latinx leader in Utah. You don't need to be enrolled at the University of Utah.

What? University of Utah course in the Ethnic Studies Department specifically for those becoming Co-Leads in Imaginemos Utah.

Where? The course is in Rose Park, Salt Lake City. We like being in the community!

When? During the Fall and Spring Semesters in the University of Utah academic calendar. Weekly once a week on either Wednesday or Thursday from 6pm-8:30pm.

Why? Sharpen your leadership skills in order to prioritize leading our Latinx community in Utah! We need you!
How do I register for the course?
There is a specific link to register for the course in order for the course to only cost $50.
Only official members of Imaginemos Utah can take the course. You can join Imaginemos Utah through this form. Then you will get information on how to register for the course on our private platform (Workplace).

The Spring semester registration deadline is the second week of January. The Fall semester registration deadline is the first week of the Fall semester.
How much does the course cost?
The course only cost $50 in total for 3 credit hours.
Can I take the course but not for college credit?
Yes! You can take the course and not for credit. There are various reason why this might happen, including you graduated already college already, or you don't want to pay the $50 to name two reasons.

Our first cohort had half of the students who were still doing their undergraduate and the other half already had their bachelors degree, but many of them still registered for the course for credit. By doing this, you have an official record that you took the course. Ideally, we would want you to register for credit for the course, but it is not required.
What if I live in Utah but far away from Salt Lake City?
If you are a Latinx leader in Utah, we want you to take the course! We can accommodate if you live far away, especially since our class ends at 8:30pm and we don't want you to drive far away that late.

There is the possibility for those that live far away in different parts in Utah to video call in weekly for class. However, they do have to come in person for the midterm and final.
Is there a syllbus for the course?
Yes! Here is the link to our Spring '20 Syllabus.
What if I am not Latinx?
If you are not Latinx, this course isn't specifically for you. However, we will be having a course for comrades/allies that want to be mentors and partners to the work the Latinx leaders taking the course are working on.

The decolonized leadership framework will also be the center of that Comrade course. Stay tuned for updates and announcements about that course.
Who are the current Co-Leads?
You can find the list of the Co-Leads in our Teams tab.
If you're a Latinx leader in Utah, we want you to join the collective movement to empower our community.

Let's do it together and Imaginemos Utah!