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123 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

November 23, 2021

Leadership in Dealing with Difficult Multicultural Discussions Workshop

Submitted by Jennifer R Wilson

Our colleagues at Michigan State University are hosting a diversity, equity and inclusion skill building workshop on February 15, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST. Read more below...

Many people are concerned about reports of bias-based language and behaviors targeting young people and adults based on differences such as race, national origin, immigration status, religion, gender, gender identity, disabilities/abilities, sexual orientation and other differences.

Have you found yourself wanting to speak up to address hurtful language and behaviors, but you didn't know how to respond at work, at home or in the community? Perhaps you’ve been in a situation where you wished that you could’ve responded in a different way to an inappropriate behavior, remark or joke? Many attendees of different diversity, equity and inclusion workshops have indicated that they would benefit from opportunities to practice ways to use their voice to take leadership in dealing with difficult multicultural discussions. The purpose of this workshop is to provide frameworks and practical experiences for participants to explore how difficult discussions can become opportunities for transformative dialogue. Participants will learn approaches to positive confrontation and the connections between personal healing, organizational and community change and social justice. The content of this workshop will deal specifically with issues related to race, gender, identity, sexual orientation and class.

There is no cost for MSU Extension staff to attend. Community members and all others are encouraged to attend at a cost of $25.00. Register online.

This workshop will be held on Zoom with a planned lunch break. Once registered, participants will receive the Zoom link and other workshop information.

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