MESA offers two distinct workshops about on the topics of race and racism.
MESA workshops are...
- for undergraduate and graduate students at the University
- highly interactive: participants will be engaged in small and large group discussion and activities
"Let's Talk about Race" is typically a two-hour workshop intended to be an informative and low-risk session to help participants develop an understanding of race and racism. The outcomes of the workshop include 1) the ability to define race, ethnicity and nationality 2) framework for understanding individual and systemic racism and 3) increased self-awareness and reflection.
"Let's Talk about Islamophobia" is a typically a 2-hour workshop intended to be an introductory space for students to explore and understand how Islamophobia manifests. During the workshop, participants will create and learn definitions for Islamophobia, Xenophobia and Racism and 2) practice identifying Islamophobic behaviors and ideology.
MESA handles workshop requests on a first-come, first-serve basis and we encourage you to submit workshop requests as far in advance as possible. Workshop facilitators are trained MESA staff; as such, workshop availability is largely dependent on the availability of our staff.
Please note that workshops can be personalized to the needs of the group, including the workshop length and types of activities. These decisions are made in consultation with the workshop requester and are determined on a case-by-case basis. Filling out the Workshop Request Form does not guarantee we will be able to facilitate a workshop; however, it does guarantee that MESA staff will follow up with you regarding availability, accommodations, and next steps.