Multicultural Self-Awareness Workshop - Online Version Feb. 17, 18, 24 and 25, 2021
February 17, 2021 - February 25, 2021 1 - 4 pm EST
Online via Zoom
Feb. 17, 18, 24, 25, 2021
1-4 p.m. EST
All MSU Extension employees regardless of funding source or appointment are expected to attend this "cornerstone" multicultural workshop that sets an organizational framework for recognizing, understanding and appreciating differences.
During this multi-day virtual Multicultural Self-Awareness Workshop, participants will explore ways in which to view interactions with people different from themselves. The emphasis is on differences rather than similarities. The workshop focuses on the individual and helps explore belief systems about multiculturalism to identify feelings and values from a multicultural perspective. This intensive learning experience focuses on increasing awareness of several areas of prejudice, discrimination and oppression, including racism, sexism, classism, heterosexism and ableism. Participants are encouraged to reflect on how they have learned to think about human differences and on the widespread tendency to view differences within a monocultural view of "better than/less than" thinking. In addition, participants have opportunities to apply what they are learning to their work and begin to create a plan moving forward.