To be considered for any session, all proposals require the following:1. A completed Workshop Proposal2. A completed Resumé Form for each presenter detailing their qualifications for the workshopNOTE: Incomplete proposals may receive less than optimum consideration
SESSION I. Identity Group Meetings are facilitated by MSSDC council members (unless otherwise requested).
SESSION II. Awareness of Others, Friday, April 13, 9:00-10:30 am, (1 hr. and 45 minutes) Awareness building related to race, ethnicity, and other differences. Students are asked to select the workshop to increase their knowledge and understanding of an ethnic/racial/identity group other than their own. If you are interested in presenting during this session, please consider addressing the following populations: African American, Asian American, Native American, Pacific Islands, Latin@, Muslim, Middle Eastern, Multiethnic, LGBTQ+ issues (especially related to intersections with communities of color), Understanding Disability Justice.
SESSION III. Cross-Cultural Communication and Skills, Friday, April 13, 12:00pm-1:30pm, 90 minute session. Skill building: i.e. alliance building, intercultural communication, understanding white privilege, etc.
SESSION IV. Social Justice and Activism, Friday, April 13, 2:30-4:00pm, 90 minute session. Focus on issues related to social justice and activism, i.e. social change, institutional inequalities, issues affecting our communities, ism’s, social economic justice etc.
SESSION V. Personal Development, Saturday, April 14, 9:00-10:30am, 90 minute session. Includes health and wellness issues, exploration of creative resistance techniques and activities, cultural practices as empowerment and self-care, and action-based sessions.