Multicultural competency training (MCT) will be held on Jan. 11, 12, and 14 at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. EST, and on Jan. 13 at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. to be mindful of different timezones. Topics will include microaggressions/implicit biases, empathy vs. sympathy, allyship/accomplice, and conflict/power.

MCT was created as an opportunity for students to learn (and un-learn) beliefs, perspectives, and behaviors that consciously or unconsciously negatively impact the experiences of others, often folks of marginalized identities. MCT is an opportunity for students to engage in dialogue, be curious, and challenge each other to show up in intentional ways that empower, validate, and advocate for the diverse experiences of people in our community. MCT is an opportunity for students to reflect on the unjust status of this country on issues (such as gender, race, ability, socio-economic status, and sexuality, etc.), our role in it, and wrestle with the question “Where do we go from here?”

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