The Multicultural Engagement Center (MEC) is excited to offer its workshop series for all undergraduate students at the University of Texas at Austin. This series is open to all students who aspire to further their individual growth, better connect with their peers, and ultimately create a more inclusive campus culture. The workshops do not require prior knowledge of or engagement in diversity and inclusion topics, only a commitment to learning.
What’s In the Workshop Series?
This is Who I Am: Identity Exploration
Although we often think of identity as something that does not change, our identity is, in fact, complex and requires ongoing exploration and critical reflection. Through self-reflection activities and group discussions, students in this workshop start to explore the multiple factors that shape their identity.
Power and Privilege: Moving from Awareness to Action
In this workshop, students develop a broader definition of privilege as the social benefits that some people have because of their identities. Students will reflect on and identify their own privilege(s) and explore various ways that they can use privilege to activate change.
Microaggressions: Understanding Impacts of Our Words and Actions
The words we use in our daily interactions matter. In this workshop, students learn to define microaggressions, understand their impact, and learn ways to respond and support their peers.
Recognizing Implicit Bias
We all have implicit biases or assumptions that impact our behavior and actions towards others. In this workshop, students learn about where biases come from and how they can increase mindfulness and equity within their practices and social spaces.
Workshop requests for student groups for Fall 2022 are open. Please visit this link to make a request.
Please submit your request at least 2 weeks in advance of your request date.
Students can request workshops to be presented in person or via zoom – please indicate this detail in the location section.
Please note that workshop presentations are available through the end of November and will begin again in January.