Workshops and Training

The staff in the Office of Intercultural Affairs is available for consultation and training on issues of diversity, inclusion, social justice, and identity development.

Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Workshops and Trainings 

Fall 2016 Dates TBD


Summer 2016 Dates 

The Office of Intercultural Affairs helps to lead the campus in creating both a diverse and inclusive community. We believe in the inherent dignity of each person and seek to affirm, honor and embrace the differences that shape a more robust living and learning community. We encourage community members to participate in the following educational opportunities.  


Intercultural Affairs Book Club: Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation by Eli Clare

Audience: Faculty, Staff & Students

Discussion Group Meeting: Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 12-1pm (Please bring your own lunch. Desserts and beverages will be provided). Location will be sent as date approaches.

Each semester, we select a book for participants to share thoughts and talk about the diversity related stories. This semester we will be reading Exile and Pride.  “First published in 1999, the groundbreaking Exile and Pride is essential to the history and future of disability politics. Eli Clare's revelatory writing about his experiences as a white disabled genderqueer activist/writer established him as one of the leading writers on the intersections of queerness and disability and permanently changed the landscape of disability politics and queer liberation… Clare deftly unspools the multiple histories from which our ever-evolving sense of self unfolds. At the root of Clare's exploration of environmental destruction and capitalism, sexuality and institutional violence, gender and the body politic, is a call for social justice movements that are truly accessible to everyone” (abstract from Amazon).

To win a free copy of the book please RSVP to Winners of the book will be notified on Friday, June 3rd. Please note winners are expected to attend the book club discussion.

 Safe Zone Workshop

FACULTY/ STAFF TRAINING: Thursday, June 9th, 9-11:30am

*Locations will be sent as date approaches

Registration via

Our Safe Zone program is designed to educate students, staff and faculty who want to serve as allies to individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT). Community members participate in Safe Zone workshops to better understand information, terms, and experiences of those who identify has LGBT. At the conclusion of the workshop, individuals may choose to post a "Stonehill Safe Space" card on their door. This card symbolizes that the person has engaged in conversations to serve as a resource for LGBT community members. We reserve the "Stonehill Safe Space" cards particularly for those who attended a training at Stonehill because we have conversations unique to our Catholic identity and mission.

Trans* 101 Workshop

FACULTY/ STAFF TRAINING: Monday June 13th, 2-4pm

*Locations will be sent as date approaches.

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This entry-level session is designed to offer participants a deeper understanding of transgender and non-binary gender identities. Participants will learn basic language, history, and data related to trans* college students.

 Bi-Weekly “What’s Up Thursdays” Brown Bag Social Justice Conversations

Dates: June 30 July 14, 28, & August 11

Time: 12-1pm, Location: Intercultural Affairs (Duffy 149)

Join us for a bi-weekly brown bag lunch series entitled “What’s Up Thursdays”. The goal of our time together is to explore a current social justice issue happening in the world. As a group, we will explore the dynamics of power, privilege and oppression and increase our understanding of global social justice issues. Please email if you are interested in hosting a session. Otherwise feel free to drop in and be prepared to engage with colleagues on the topic of the week (email will be sent in advance with topic).


Individualized Trainings, Workshops, and Sessions

We welcome the opportunity to partner with faculty, staff, and student to develop customized sessions to meet your groups' needs. Topics include:

  • Identity Development Workshops
  • Creating Inclusive Environments
  • Diversity Trainings
  • Creating Multicultural Organizations
  • Developing Cultural Competence
  • And many more....


Diversity Related Courses

At Stonehill, we are committed to providing courses that engage critically in issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. As you select your courses, please view the semester specific documents that include courses that include or forefront issues of diversity. 

Fall 2015

Spring 2015


Classroom Opportunities

If you are interested inviting a professional staff member to a class, workshop, seminar, panel, or special session, please contact our office by emailing or calling The Office of Intercultural Affairs at 508-565-1409 for availability. 

You may also want to check out our books Diversity: Untold Stories as well as Icebreakers and Teambuilders for Diversity