Catalina Martinez

Equity Through Inclusion: Increasing the Potential for Minority Success in Majority Settings

Catalina Martinez

Equity Through Inclusion: Increasing the Potential for Minority Success in Majority Settings

Biography

Location: Multicultural Student Services Center Hardge Forum Room 100

The purpose of this workshop is to create a safe place for conversation, introspection, and learning, and to help individuals enhance their resiliency skills through gaining new tools and knowledge. As a result of this workshop, participants will: (1) Gain clarity about inherent inequities and the need to bridge them through actions to change outcomes; (2) Investigate how affinity, implicit, and explicit biases lead to exclusionary behaviors that result in environments with decreased potential for success for underrepresented groups; (3) Use self-awareness activities to uncover personal blind spots that can result in snap judgments; (4) Understand that many biases are learned, and thus can be unlearned through deliberate thought and actions; and (5) restore hope by learning new tools and skills to turn obstacles of inequity into detours instead of outright barriers.

Keywords: Equity, Inclusion, Resilience, Bias