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Multicultural Center

Diversity Education Programs

The Diversity Education team is proud to present the Spring 2018 workshops.

Upcoming Workshops

Tuesday, April 10 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Intercultural Communication
Location has changed. Faculty-Staff Dining Hall – SU 2.905
Join us for an interactive presentation about Intercultural Communication. This presentation will explore how culture influences the way we communicate with others both verbally and nonverbally.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Melissa Hernandez-Katz, Senior Lecturer, Arts & Technology

This event is full & registration is closed.

Past Workshops

Wednesday, January 31 | 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Diversity Dialogues

McDermott Library – MC 4.402
The Diversity Dialogues is an interactive, engaging, facilitated discussion activity. In order to fully appreciate this diversity activity, participants are expected to attend the full program. This is not a come and go event. A full buffet meal is provided. This event is free and open to all UTD students, staff, faculty and community. Registration is closed.

Tuesday, February 6 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Student Services Addition – SSA 14.510
microAGGRESSIONS! The BIG IMPACT of small things. This presentation will explore the impact of microaggressions through the use of interactive exercises and discussions. Participants will learn about microaggressions and how to respond when they occur.
Implicit Bias
Thursday, February 22 | Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Implicit Bias in the Classroom
SSA AuditoriumMC 2.404
“Implicit bias” is a term used to describe the expression of unconscious attitudes or stereotypes of others without an individual’s awareness or intentional control. This presentation will examine research on implicit bias and the negative effects of bias from classrooms to professional fields. We will explore ways to be mindful of our bias as a means to positively enhance multicultural interactions. Seating is limited and registration is required.

Wednesday, March 7 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Understanding Islam
Student Services Addition – SSA 14.510
This educational presentation will provide an overview of the Islam religion. Participants will gain basic knowledge about Islamic beliefs and practices.
Guest Speaker: Sheikh Arsalan Haque, Resident Scholar, Islamic Association of Collin County & Director, Taqwa Seminary

Tuesday, March 20 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Social Media & Diversity
McDermott Library – MC 2.404

Social media has become the place to share our lives, connect with others, and voice our opinions on various issues. But what about issues centered on diversity? Join us as we explore the complexities surrounding the intersection of social media and diversity.
Guest Speaker: Cornelius Foote, Principal Lecturer, University of North Texas Mayborn School of Journalism

For more details, email the Diversity Education team at [email protected].