Multicultural Center

Diversity Education Programs

Diversity Education, has an annual Spring Workshop series designed to educate students on various diversity topics. These programs are delivered in the form of presentations, activities and dialogues; students who attend will become more culturally competent members of the UT Dallas community. Through collaborations with academic departments and other departments around the university, the Multicultural Center creates space for open dialogue centered around awareness, education, and with varying perspectives.

Whats the D.E.A.L?: Spring Workshop Series

Diversity, Education, Action, and Leadership

Authenticity — what is it, who has it, and how do you get it? Most people associate authenticity with being true to oneself — or “walking the talk.” But there’s a problem with that association; it focuses on how you feel about yourself. Authenticity is actually a relational behavior, not a self-centered one. Meaning that to be truly authentic, you must not only be comfortable with yourself, but must also comfortably connect with others. Being open and willing to engage in diverse conversation accentuates your leadership, cultural competency, and demonstrates both strength and flexibility with different perspectives. Join us for the following workshops:

Upcoming Workshops

Social Media and Diversity

Friday, February 11 | Noon – 1 p.m.
CTL Conference Room, McDermott Library, – MC 2.404
Description: This diversity and identity-based workshop will help the UTD community understand social media and how it has become the place to share, connect, and voice opinions on various issues/topics. But what about issues centered on diversity? Join us as we explore the complexities surrounding the intersection of social media and diversity.
Guest Speaker: To Be Announced
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Implicit Bias

Wednesday, February 26 | 3 – 4 p.m.
CTL Conference Room, McDermott Library, – MC 2.404
Description: This diversity and identity-based workshop will help the UTD community understand, explore and uncover hidden bias and the impact bias has on our daily lives. These biases are activated involuntary and without an individual’s awareness or control. Join us as we explore the process of the unconscious mind and aspects of cultural bias. Discover how our worldview can change by becoming making the unconscious, conscious.
Guest Speaker: To Be Announced
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Generation E- for everyone

Tuesday, March 10 | Noon – 1 p.m.
CTL Conference Room, McDermott Library, – MC 2.404
Description: This diversity and identity-based workshop’s goal is to open up a dialogue about empathy, its affect and evolution throughout various generations. Now, four generations can be found interacting with one another in the workplace. Join us as we explore how to overcome the generational gaps in the workplace and learn tips on how to work towards understanding generational differences.
Guest Speaker: To Be Announced
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Mental Health and Minorities

Friday, March 27 | 11 a.m – Noon
CTL Conference Room, McDermott Library, – MC 2.404
Description: This diversity and identity-based workshop’s goal is to bring awareness to mental health within minority identities to UTD. Asking for help can be challenging, but students of color often face historical and cultural barriers when trying to access mental health services. Join us as we unpack some of the challenges, give tips and resources on mental health.
Guest Speaker: To Be Announced
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Understanding Islam (International Week)

Wednesday, April 1 | 5 – 6 p.m.
CTL Conference Room, McDermott Library, – MC 2.404
Description: This diversity and identity-based workshop’s goal is to provide UTD an overview of the Islam religion beliefs and practices. Join us as we explore Islam from a historical and scriptural perspective, covering the foundations of the religion and then building on the economic, political and cultural institutions that arose in Muslim societies.
Guest Speaker: To Be Announced
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Invoking your Power

Tuesday, April 21 | 3 – 4 p.m.
CTL Conference Room, McDermott Library, – MC 2.404
Description: This diversity and identity-based workshop will help the UTD community understand civic engagement and what marginalized identities can do to empower and positively impact themselves. How do you navigate experiences? Join us as we engage in open discussion on ways you can help empower yourself and leave an impact in your social settings, while advancing your purpose and leadership skills.
Guest Speaker: To Be Announced
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For more details, email the Diversity Education team at [email protected].