The Office of Student Development and Activities offers a number of trainings and workshops throughout the academic year for students to develop and enhance their awareness, sensitivity, and knowledge about diversity and inclusion.
Safe Zone Training
Safe Zone is a program designed to visibly identify students, staff and faculty members who support the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning (LGBTQ) population, understand some of the issues facing LGBTQ individuals, and are aware of the various LGBTQ resources. The 3 hour training session will provide a basic foundation of knowledge needed to be an effective ally to LGBTQ students and those questioning their sexuality. We encourage MMC individuals to take advantage of this unique opportunity offered only a couple of times a year. Participants will be required to attend the full 3 hours.
Diversity Zone Training
Diversity Zone is a program designed to visibly identify individuals who understand, support and are aware of some of the issues surrounding race, ethnicity, and class. This program is also 3 hours and will provide a basic foundation of knowledge for all participants and some ways to be an ally. We encourage individuals to be a part of this workshop as very few colleges in the country are currently offering such training. Participants are required to attend the full 3 hours.
ABILITY ZONE TRAINING
Ability Zone is an introductory workshop about stigma, disability, and supporting/advocating for the disability community. It will address the harmful first messages we receive about people with disabilities, different types of disabilities, and the ways in which we can disrupt ableist culture on and off campus. This workshop is 1.5 hours and can be tailored for your office, department, club, organization, etc. You are encouraged to stay the whole time, but are welcome to come for as much of it as you can.
Check out some of the workshops that are offered throughout the semester!
Diversity 101 Workshop
Diversity 101 is an introductory workshop to diversity/inclusion concepts and how they shape our world. Designed to be accessible for individuals who are eager to learn about these topics, but don’t know where to start. This workshop is interactive and will provide participants with an understanding of vocabulary and how to identify/disrupt “isms” in their every day lives. Diversity 101 is a 1 hour workshop. Attendees are encouraged to stay for the entire time.
Pronouns in Practice Workshop
Pronouns in Practice is an introductory workshop created to educate people on the proper use of pronouns in everyday life. It will address different ways a person may use gender neutral pronouns, how language has evolved, the ways in which language intersects with privilege and oppression, and how our community can support its gender non-conforming and trans* members. This workshop is 2 hours and is designed to be interactive, accessible, and can be tailored for your office, department, club, organization, etc. You are encouraged to stay for the whole time, but are welcome to come for as much of it as you can.
Inclusivity and Microaggressions Workshop
Inclusivity and Microaggressions is an introductory workshop created to help participants understand, recognize, and disrupt microaggressions on campus. This workshop is 1.5 hours and will provide participants with an in-depth understanding of what microaggressions are, how they are connected to larger systems of oppression, and provide them with conversational tools for addressing microaggressions. It can be tailored for students or staff/faculty and is designed to be interactive and accessible to all.
Identifying Intersectionality Workshop
Identifying Intersectionality is an introductory workshop created to help participants further understand how privileged and oppressed identities coexist in one person and work to shape their interactions with society. This workshop is 1.5 hours and designed to challenge people’s preconceived notions about identities in an accessible and interactive way. It can be tailored for your office, department, club, organization, etc.
Want to Participate in a Workshop or Training?
For more information on these sessions, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.