NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Stephen F. Austin State University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs will discuss self-reflection, empowerment, community building and radical empathy during the first Brave Space Series of the spring semester.

Solo El Pueblo Salva Al Pueblo (Only the People Save The People) is a workshop where participants will have the opportunity to discuss how the power of the people can help overturn worldwide systems of oppression, as well as participate in activities that demonstrate the steps individuals can take in their own sphere of influence.

“The purpose of this workshop is to educate the audience about the power that exists within all of us to build a new world where true freedom and justice are possible,” said Andrea Flores, OMA student ambassador. “The workshop includes activities and discussions that will encourage participants to be honest and vulnerable with one another to highlight the importance of empathy, love and trust, which are essential for community building.”

The activities are designed to educate participants about the current state of worldwide systems of oppression and the impact of everyday decisions to assist participants in finding what realistic steps they can take to help build community within their own social circles.

“I hope participants leave the workshop knowing about the power they have to fight against these worldwide systems of oppression,” Flores said.

The workshop will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Multimedia Room. In-person attendance is limited, so participants also can join via Zoom.

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For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at or (936) 468-1073.