Division-wide Microaggression Workshop


The SJSU IT DEI Committee has partnered with the SJSU Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) to provide microaggression workshops for our entire division. This workshop was attended by division MPPs last year. It was highly engaging and resonated with the culture of inclusivity we’re building. I want to thank the DEI Committee for recommending we partner with ODEI and expand the workshops to all staff – extra kudos to DEI committee members Ryan Campbell and Maggie Panahi for spearheading this effort. Thanks to the DEI committee’s work, we’ll be the first division in the university to offer an ODEI workshop division-wide.

The workshop reviews the science behind microaggressions, cognitive empathy, and bias pathways in our thinking within our relationships in the workplace. It explores and emphasizes our roles in developing an actively inclusive climate. It also addresses concerns identified by employees in the SJSU Campus Climate and Belonging work and assessments. Workshops will be available during five sessions so that everyone will have the opportunity to attend.

Workshop Date RSVP Deadline
May 4, 2023 April 27, 2023
May 11, 2023 May 4, 2023
June 1, 2023 May 25, 2023
June 22, 2023 June 15, 2023
July 20, 2023 July 13, 2023

I strongly encourage everyone to attend this workshop – please work with your area’s senior leader to determine which session works best for you and your team.

Thank you

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