Center for Multicultural Affairs

Social Justice Education

CMA Trainings

Due to a high volume of requests, we are no longer accepting training requests for spring 2019. If you would like to request trainings for summer and fall 2019 please complete the CMA Training Inquiry Form below.

The training workshops listed below are generally two hours in length and are offered free of charge for undergraduate and graduate groups. Please fill out the training request form, which must be completed at least three weeks prior to the desired training date. CMA staff lead all training workshops. The workshops are available on a first come first serve basis.

To request a training workshop for your group or organization, please fill out the CMA Training Inquiry Form.

If you have questions, please email CMA Associate Director Emily Chávez at

Identity, Power, and Inclusive Leadership

Social identities are definitions of who we are according to our membership in societal groups. In this workshop, participants will examine their own social identities and to what extent these identities shape their access to various forms of power. We will also discuss how power, privilege and marginalization play a role in how we relate to others. Finally, we will discuss concrete ways to practice inclusive leadership among peers, coworkers, community members, and others.

Talkin' Race: The Impact of Race and Racism

Race is a social construct that shapes many aspects of our lives, including how we perceive ourselves, our access to resources, and how we interact with others. Racism is a form of oppression that is historically rooted and pervasive within society. In this workshop, we will look at the concept of race and the manifestations of racism. We will interrogate the ways in which race and racism have shaped and impacted our personal experiences, choices, and perspectives.

Developing Social Justice Programs for Your Group or Organization

How can you develop social justice programming that will appeal to a diverse audience? How can you develop engaging programs that will invite critical dialogue or action? This workshop will break down the concept of social justice while offering guidance for developing thoughtful, inclusive programming that will help you to do the same. Participants will design a social justice program that they can implement.

Addressing Implicit Bias & Microaggressions

This training will provide participants with a general understanding of microaggressions, their impact and ways to combat them from happening. Microaggressions are the everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults–whether intentional or unintentional–which communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages targeted at persons based solely upon their marginalized group (Sue et. el, 2010). Additionally, this training will introduce participants to implicit bias. Implicit bias refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner. We will consider our own biases and their consequences and provide strategies to minimize bias and stereotypes to create a more inclusive environment.