In alignment with our institutional commitment to providing ongoing, innovative, and transformative learning experiences, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has coordinated a series of interactive student workshops. A wide array of topics, from identity and intersectionality to anchoring your college experience, will be featured. We hope to see you there!
Student workshops are sponsored by Carroll University's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, College of Arts and Science, College of Health Sciences, Faculty Development, General Education, School of Business and Office of Spiritual Life.
Many of the student workshops are open and do not require an RSVP. Seating may be limited for some that do require RSVP, please sign up early.
Wednesday, February 19
Identity and Intersectionality
4-5:30 p.m. | Bergstrom 102
Students will explore social identities and their history of social construction, recognize how identities impact one’s development, and discuss identity intersectionality and salience.
Tuesday, February 25
Allyhood & Bystander Intervention
4-6 p.m. | Stacker Ballroom, Campus Center
Acts of hate, bias and discrimination occur on college campuses every day. As a community, such acts undermine the sense of inclusion that various members feel while engaging and participating in it. However, as members of a campus community, we are not helpless bystanders to these actions and realities that occur. Given this, many wonder what can be done to address such incidents when they occur. How can we address such incidents when we witness them occur? This interactive workshop will encourage participants to explore and engage ‘bystander intervention’ and ‘allyhood’. What does it mean to be an ally? What actions should we take when we are bystander to acts of hate, bias and/or discrimination? What obstacles and barriers need to be overcome in order to develop effective actions that can interrupt these acts as they occur? In the workshop, participants will develop strategies that can be effective and help overcome fears that may exist in making interventions.
Wednesday, February 26
Intent vs Impact (RSVP required)
4-5:30 p.m. | Main Hall 116
Students will delve into the difference between intent and impact and the role they play in micro-aggressions and perpetuating inequity.
Thursday, February 27
Interreligious Responses to Racism & Violence
5:30-7:30 p.m. | Stackner Ballroom, Campus Center
In the United States and globally, bias, hate speech, and violence against various religious groups is on the rise. A panel of leaders from various religious traditions will reflect on experiences of violence and hate faced by their communities. They will also share how the values, teachings, and practices of their respective traditions support healing and peacemaking in the face of hate.
Wednesday, March 25
Race, Power & Privilege (RSVP required)
4-5:30 p.m. | Bergstrom 102
Students will develop a common understanding of terms related to power and privilege, with a particular emphasis on racial equity. Students will explore how power distributed unequally to different cultural groups, often results in unjust and oppressive systems.
Wednesday, April 15
Anchoring Your College Experience (RSVP required)
4-5:30 p.m.| Bergstrom 102
Students will have an opportunity to reflect on the academic year and engage in goal setting for the summer and year ahead. Students will also learn how to anticipate and prepare for possible “bumps” and tensions they may encounter upon returning to their home communities.