Diversity and Bias Intervention Workshops Available

Recognizing the importance of awareness and education on issues surrounding macro and microaggressions, explicit and unconscious bias, and culturally inclusive pedagogy the library and campus are offering these educational opportunities during the summer through L4HSU. Staff, students, faculty, and community members are all welcome to attend any of these free workshops. Watch for more details on events scheduled for the school year.

  • Exploring the Asian American Student Experience at Predominately White Institutions - 3 Part Series - We will be exploring the Asian American student experience at predominately-white institution. This three-part workshop will explore various aspects of Asian American identity to help participants develop cultural competency when working with Asian American students. Part 1 will explore the current and historical context and background of the Asian American experience in the United States, as well as, Asian American's in Higher Education.
    • Part 1, July 10, Noon-1pm with Roger Wang - Expore the current and historical context and background of the Asian American experience in the United States, as well as, Asian Americans in Higher Education.
    • Part 2, July 17, Noon-1pm with Roger Wang - Explore Jean Kim's Asian American Racial Identity Development (AARID) Model (2001) as one model/theory to understand Asian American experience in the United States. We will have a discussion/dialogue on how racial identity development occurs in a higher education setting and what participants can do to help students develop a health sense of self.
    • Part 3, July 24, Noon-1pm with Roger Wang - We will take what we have learned from part 1 and 2 and apply it to the needs of Humboldt State University. We will discuss intersectionality and how that impacts Asian American student experience. This session will be primarily discussion/dialogue based, focused on problem solving/strategies for student, staff, faculty advocacy.
  • Me & Whiteness; What's the Connection?, July 13, 11-Noon with Tracy Smith - This workshop will offer participants a chance to explore what people mean by the term "whiteness", how and why our society must commit to this exploration, and to review recommended writings addressing whiteness (please bring your own recommendations too!). All levels of familiarity with issues surrounding whiteness are welcome. This workshop is offered in the hopes it will contribute to meaningful dialogue around the role of whiteness and its impact on striving to create a more race-conscious campus community.
  • Microaggressions and Bystander Intervention - 2 Part Series
    • Microaggressions and Bystander Intervention - Part 1, July 19, Noon-1pm with Christine Mata and Roger Wang - We will be facilitating a session on microaggressions and bystander intervention and how it impacts our on and off campus community. Part 1 of this session will go over how microaggressions enforce modern systems of oppression and ways to address them.
    • Microaggressions and Bystander Intervention - Part 2, August 2, Noon-1pm with Christine Mata and Roger Wang - Part 2 of this session will go over how to be an active bystander and practice with scenarios.
  • Racial Battle Fatigue Webinar,  Shift Your Campus Culture to Better Support Students, Faculty & Staff of ColorJuly 26, 11am-12:30pm + 1/2 hr debrief - Students, faculty and staff members of color are counting on HSU to provide them with the support they need to avoid experiencing Racial Battle Fatigue. For many people of color, persistent and degrading racial microaggressions have taken a physical, psychological and emotional toll. Manifesting as fatigue, generalized anxiety, stress and a myriad of other ills, Racial Battle Fatigue is a very real problem for not only students at predominately white institutions, but for faculty and staff of color, as well. Join us with experts Dr. Kathy Obear and Dr. Tanya Williams and learn how to help shift the culture on your campus so you can better support racially marginalized groups and challenge racism on your campus.
  • Practice Makes Perfect; No More Silence, August 3, 1-2pm with Tracy Smith - There has been repeated calls for opportunities to build up our anti-racist vocabulary and skill development in the ability to interrupt micro and macroaggressions. Through small group and large group role plays as well as reviews of written scenarios, participants will have a chance to practice breaking the silence. We will provide a supportive, authentic, and brave space, which welcomes all levels of experience with interrupting the silence. We strongly recommend attendance at one or both of the Microaggressions and Bystander Intervention sessions (Part 1 and Part 2), because this session will not cover background information about micro and macroaggressions.