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CommUNITY Meetings

During the Spring 2023 semester, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Accessibility is hosting four 'CommUNITY Meetings', which are provided to enhance knowledge and understanding of the unique lifestyles and perspectives in and around the SDSU and Brookings communities. Attendance at these meetings is completely voluntary. OMAA strives to build UNITY by learning together.

We would love to see you at these educational opportunities in the coming months!


Building Cultural Competencies with Consultant Willette Capers

Thursday, February 9, 2023 from 2-4 p.m. in Campanile Room (169A) of the University Student Union

Cultural competence is awareness of one's cultural identity and views about differences with the ability to learn and build on varying norms to work effectively in cross-cultural situations. This session allows participants to understand the within-group differences that make others unique through the integrated pattern of human behavior that includes thoughts, communications, actions, customs, beliefs, values and other identity markers.

Navigating Attendance Accommodations with the Office of Disability Services

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 from 3-4 p.m. in the Pheasant and Crest Room of the University Student Union

Students with identified disabilities often need attendance accommodations. Navigating these requests is challenging. This session will focus on providing guidance from the Office of Disability Services, as well as an opportunity to share ideas and concerns.

To attend using Zoom:

Reach for the Summit: Creating Connections and Building Allyship with Consultants Ashley Smith and Dr. Mike Grewe

Saturday, March 25, 2023 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Volstorff Ballroom of the University Student Union

“Creating Connections and Building Allyship” - This interactive mini conference will share strategies for creating meaningful connections with others and tools for enhancing your allyship skills. Learn new approaches and gain perspective that will enhance your ability to thrive in a dynamic, interconnected world. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.

Please Register:

Ally Training- Basic and Advanced with Dr. Erin Lavender-Stott, Lee Mallak, and GSA

Wednesday, April 12, 2023, with the basic session running from 2-3:15 p.m. and the advanced session following from 3:30-4:45 p.m. in the Campanile Room (169A) of the University Student Union

Develop skills to promote an inclusive and safe campus environment for the LGBTQIA+ community. The basic session will focus on the education of contemporary LGBTQIA+ identities and experiences. This is an introductory training. The advanced session will focus on best practices for navigating a variety of scenarios in understanding how to support and advocate for those in the LGBTQIA+ community. The trainings will include activities that are reflective- individually, in small groups and some large group discussions. Attendees are welcome to attend just one or both sessions.

This programming event is sponsored by the Gender & Sexualities Alliance (GSA).