Two Day Multicultural Self-Awareness Workshop - April 2016

Date: April 13, 2016 - April 14, 2016
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: East Lansing Hannah Community Center 819 Abbot Road East Lansing, MI 48823
Contact: Dionardo Pizaña at or 517-432-2666 or Anne Brooks at or 517-432-7623.

All MSUE 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 two-day 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 work-related scenarios and explore alternative, more helpful behaviors.

Due to the nature of the workshop, you are asked to participate fully in the two days without phone calls, meetings and other interruptions which diminish the learning experience for all. The cost to attend the workshop for MSUE employees is $75. Non-MSUE employees are also able to attend at a cost of $150.

Cancellation fees of $75.00 for MSU Extension staff and $150.00 for non MSU Extension participants will be charged for workshop cancellations after March 8, 2016.
This workshop will be held  on April 13 and 14, 2016 at:

East Lansing Hannah Community Center

819 Abbot Road

East Lansing, MI 48823


Day 1 - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Day 2 - 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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