Diversity Workshops

All sophomores, juniors, and seniors, with a select group of freshmen, will attend a Diversity Workshop, here at Mercy, in the upcoming weeks. Students will be assigned to one 3-hour session, either 8-11 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The workshop will focus on topics like diversity, inclusion, stereotypes, unconscious bias, and more (see the workshop outline below).
 
The first workshop will be held on Tuesday, February 28, the other dates are Friday, March 10; Tuesday, March 21; Monday, March 27; and Friday, March 31. All workshops will be held in the Lobby.
 
Workshop Outline
  •  Icebreaker
  • Objectives
  •  Define "diversity" and "inclusion"
  • Exercise
  • Diversity Wheel discussion
  • Exercise
  • Define "stereotypes" and "unconscious bias"
  • Exercise
  • "Melting Pot" metaphor vs "Salad Bowl"
  • Trends
  • Exercise
  • The Pack Exercise

Click here for bios of workshop facilitators. If you are interested, parents are invited to come and check out a workshop.