Multicultural Self-Awareness Workshop - Online Version May 12, 13, 19 and 20, 2021

May 12, 2021 - May 20, 2021


Contact: For any additional questions or information, feel free to contact Dionardo Pizaña at or Anne Brooks at

May 12, 13, 19, 20, 2021
1 to 4 p.m. EST

All MSU Extension employees regardless of funding source or appointment are expected to attend this "cornerstone" multicultural workshop which 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've 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're learning to their work and begin to create a plan moving forward.

Due to the nature of the workshop, you are asked to participate fully in all of the virtual sessions without phone calls, meetings and other interruptions which diminish the learning experience for all. The cost to attend the workshop for MSU Extension employees is free. Non-MSU Extension staff and community partners are highly encouraged to attend at a cost of $50.
This workshop will be held online. Participants will receive a Zoom link prior to the workshop.

Times for all workshop dates is from 1 to 4 p.m. EST.


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