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Trainings, Workshops and Panels

Begin or continue your social justice education with the Center for Diversity and Inclusion! We offer educational trainings and workshops that cover topics including intersecting identities, unpacking privilege and working with first-generation students while creating inclusive communities and conversations! Some of these sessions are led by peer leaders, while others are led by CDI Staff and other Staff/Faculty from across the university.

If you are looking for conversations over a multiple week time period, please see which sessions we are offering in our Intergroup Dialogue Program.

Workshops are being restructured and are presently unavailable. Thank you for your patience and we look forward to resuming shortly. Please email cdi@american.edu with any questions.

CDI Training

Join us in fulfillling our mission to advocate and create an inclusive AU through our educational workshops! In order to ensure that we can serve your needs, please submit your request three weeks in advance for our standard offerings and four weeks in advance for a customized training. 

*You need a minimum of 10 people for a customized workshop* 

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Understanding LGBTQIA+ Identities

Eager to learn more about all the LGBTQIA identities and terminologies? This interactive workshop will break down the foundational knowledge you need to understand and support people of different sexual orientations and gender identities. Join us as we explore and dispel myths and stereotypes related to LGBTQIA+ people, learn the do’s and don’ts about gender pronouns, and engage in discussions regarding the difference between gender and sexuality.

LGBTQIA+ Registration

Race: Why does it matter?

Do you want to understand race, racism, ethnicity, and culture? What does it mean to be racist or anti-racist? This workshop is designed for participants to be self-reflective on how race intersects in their lives. The purpose of this introductory workshop is to walk away with an understanding of race in the United States and its real-life implications.

Understand Race Registration