Student Multicultural Center Trainings

Allies, Advocates and Accomplices

Duration: 2 hours

Description: This training will allow participants to develop an understanding of their roles as bystanders, as it relates to people of color. Although someone may not identify with a particular culture or racial/ethnic identity, this does not mean you cannot demonstrate support in some way. We are all in different places as it relates to the way we show support. This training will help participants identify where they are in their journey and tangible ways to demonstrate support as an Ally, Advocate or Accomplice.

Outcomes: As a result of participating in this workshop participants will:

  • Develop an understanding of the different roles of supporting others with different racial identities
  • Develop an understanding of the value of each role (Ally, Advocate, Accomplice)
  • Identify at least one tangible way to support in their current role (Ally, Advocate, Accomplice)
  • Develop the ability to identify the different roles (Ally, Advocate, Accomplice)

Date Offered: Dec. 16, 2019

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Crash Course in Culture

Duration: 1 Hour

Description: Sometimes you just need a quick run down of what culture is and how it is valuable. This session gives a brief background and explanation of the SMC and its function as well as general concepts relevant to culture, cultural awareness and multiculturalism.

Outcomes: As a result of participating in this workshop participants will:

  • Develop the ability to define culture as it relates to the Student Multicultural Center
  • Develop an understanding of the value of cultural identities  
  • Develop an understanding of the Student Multicultural Center’s function in supporting ULI 1.4
  • Develop an understanding of the Student Multicultural Center’s function in supporting ULI 5.3

Date Offered: Oct. 31, 2019

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Discrimination Station 

Duration: 2 hours

Description: This workshop discusses different instances of bias or discrimination and ways to address them in a productive and healthy way. This workshop is meant to be interactive and help students develop an understanding of what bias and discrimination are as well as learn ways to engage around these conflicts in healthy ways. 

Outcomes: As a result of participating in this workshop participants will

  • Develop an understanding of the meaning of bias
  • Develop an understanding of how bias or discrimination can have negative effects on people
  • Be exposed to scenarios that capture discrimination or bias
  • Discuss the challenges that different populations face in regard to their identities
  • Develop ways to address different acts of bias or discrimination in a productive way

Date Offered: Oct. 17, 2019

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Social Perspective Sharing 

Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours

Description: Social Perspective Sharing the first step in Kent State’s Student Multicultural Center and Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s Training Lab to help our campus community engage with a variety of difference in an empathetic manner. This workshop will help lay the foundation for participants to grow in their ability to connect with people from different backgrounds. By helping people come to a common understanding of the concepts around different identities, reflecting on their most salient identities and hearing from others about their identities, this workshop will help individuals learn language and techniques to learn the basics around engaging with people who have different identities than their own.


  • Develop desire to invite individuals to share perspectives, and contribute to a cause or task
  • Develop ability to consider and include diverse opinions, experiences and outlooks
  • Recognize the elements of one’s own culture that fosters pride
  • Become familiar with different types of identities  
  • Develop ways to engage with people with different identities

Dates Offered: Oct. 24, 2019 and Nov. 14, 2019

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Register to attend the Nov. Social Perspective Sharing Training