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Intersectional Justice Facilitator

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE - An Intersectional Justice Facilitator is someone who has critical social justice language and understanding of the various intersecting systems of oppression harming communities and uses/implements this knowledge into the various educational or workplace spaces they occupy as we all work towards collective equity and liberation.

This program is perfect for...

... any student committed to the broader principles of intersectional justice, and most impactful for students of historically marginalized communities with a political lens to living, being, and organizing. This will help undergraduate students who are thinking about graduate school, but may not be confident enough yet. This can also support students who are planning careers in higher education, teaching, or grassroots and non-profit community organizing.


What you'll learn

Structural Understanding of Intersectionality
Third World/Liberatory Solidarity (networks)
Understanding Anti-Blackness, what black scholars articulate as being black in an anti-black world, in internalized, interpersonal, and systemic forms.
Indigeneity/Indigenous liberatory practices
Critical Feminisms
Queer Theory
Policing and Prison Industrial Complex


Required PaCE Courses Units Fall Winter Spring Summer
INT X415 Introduction to Intersectional Justice 4 UCSB      
INT X416 Application and Facilitation of Intersectional Justice 4     Ventura  
Required UCSB Electives          
Choose 8 units of electives from the list to be provided HERE. UCSB Elective Courses can be taken through PaCE's Open University 8        

Ventura Online       UCSB UCSB        UCSB  / Ventura Blended        Ventura Downtown Santa Barbara

  • Certificate Eligibility and Requirements
  • Students can substitute up to 4 quarter units toward an elective on the list. A substitution can be from UCSB or transferred from another accredited university. Substitutions must be approved by the Department of Social Sciences and must be taken within the last 5 years.
  • Minimum of 16 total units to complete this professional certificate. Earn no less than a "C" in any particular course to be eligible for the certificate
  • All classes will be offered remotely through Sp21. We will be back to our classroom-based instruction as soon as possible. Please check back in the Fall to confirm the mode of delivery of future courses.
  • How to Access Your Online Course: One business day after enrollment but no sooner than 2 weeks before the beginning of the course, you will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to access your online course. You don’t need to take any action until you receive that email. Please note that you will not be able to access your online course until all the steps highlighted in that email are complete.
  • INT X415 must be taken before INT X416.

Apply for Admission


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1 Make sure that you have completed all certificate course requirements.

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Partial scholarships are now available with the support of Student Affairs! Contact Jessica Trumble, Scholarship and Donor Relations Manager at for more information.