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Diversity and Inclusion Presentations 2020-2021

  Racial Battle Fatigue

In this presentation participants will gain an understanding of fatigue, and how Black students have and continue to experience racial battle fatigue. Participants will walk away with tools to support students battling through this.

  What is sexuality?

In this workshop participants will be led in a discussion about the definitions of gender, sex, and sexualtiy. They will leave this workshop with not only definitions, but an understanding of what sexuaility is and how to treat those in our community with love and respect no matter who they love.

  Intersectionality

We are all made up of multiple identities. Black, woman, Christian, middle-class, etc. Each of these identities impact the other. In this workshop participants will process how each of their identities relate to one another and impact who they are.

  Ethical Storytelling

Have you ever traveled out of your hometown and met someone whose story was drastically different than your own? Have you ever seen blog posts written about a country you have never visited? Do you remember how the country, people, food, etc were described? Who was the center focus of the story? How was the story told? In this workshop participants will interrogate their thought process on who the "other" is in their life and how to share stories of those they meet who are different than themselves in an ethical way.

  Microaggressions

Can I touch your hair? Where are you from? No, where are you really from? These questions are examples of microaggressions. In this presentation participants will be able to define microaggressions and think through if they have been on the giving end or receiving end of them and how to manage this in the future.

  Self Identity: Who Am I?

This is an introduction to the topics of social identity and personal identity and what the distinct differences are between the two. In this workshop participants will be encouraged to think through areas in their life that have shaped who they are and who they will be.