Multicultural Center

Women In Social Engagement

Women in Social Engagement (WISE) is a women of color discussion group that meets meet bi-weekly to engage in an affirming, inviting, and authentic discussion around students’ experiences as people who identify as women of color on the UTD campus. We invite both undergraduates and graduate students to join in the discussion. Participants are welcome to discuss any and all topics that are relevant to their experiences (e.g. race, relations, gender equality, media influences on self esteem/body image, racism, sexism, career development, dating, relationships, sexuality). Your privacy will be respected. You are welcome to join and bring a friend.

Please note: This discussion group is intended to offer a space for women and women –identified students of color. To ensure that the group offers an affirming space for women of color, leaders will invite the group to explore their racial, ethnic, and gender identities in the context of discussion that affirms the existence and psychosocial impacts of racism and sexism.

Meeting Dates

  • September 12, 2019 @ Noon
  • September 26, 2019 @ Noon
  • October 10, 2019 @ Noon
  • October 24, 2019 @ Noon
  • November 7, 2019 @ Noon
  • November 21, 2019 @ Noon

All meetings last 90 minutes and will take place in the Multicultural Center Conference Room (map).

Facilitators

Cynthia Sorto

Cynthia is a licensed Social Worker and assistant director within the Department of Community Engagement. She is committed to supporting women of color for personal success.

Dr. Aisha Evans

Dr. Evans is a therapist at the Student Counseling Center with interests in identity development and the promotion of self-care in racial and ethnic minority communities.

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