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 2015

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 students, faculty and staff to participate in the following educational opportunities.  

 Please RSVP to to indicate which session(s) you would like to attend.

 Intercultural Affairs Book Club- “The New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander

Discussion Group Meeting: Wednesday, October 28th,  12:30-1:30pm, Duffy 135 (Please bring your own lunch. Desserts and beverages will be provided.)

Each semester, we select a book for interested participants to share thoughts, and talk about the diversity related stories. This semester we will be reading The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander.  The New Jim Crow” directly challenges the notion that the election of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling candor, legal scholar Michelle Alexander argues that "we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it." By targeting black men through the War on Drugs and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control—relegating millions to a permanent second-class status—even as it formally adheres to the principle of colorblindness. In the words of Benjamin Todd Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP, this book is a "call to action."

To win a free copy of the book please RSVP to Winners of the book will be notified on Thursday, September 24th. Please note winners are expected to attend the book club discussion.

Safe Zone Workshop 

Monday, October 19, 2-4:30pm, Cleary Dining Room, 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 for Faculty & Staff

Tuesday, November 10th, 2-4pm, Duffy 117, Registration via

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.

NASPA Equity and Inclusion Webinars for Faculty & Staff

The Office of Intercultural Affairs invites you to engage in unique on campus professional development opportunities provided by NASPA. We will be offering 1 hour “Equity and Inclusion Modules” throughout the year. Please RSVP to and indicate which session(s) you would like to attend. We will follow up with exact location to participants.  

Creating Inclusive Campus Environments for Cross-Cultural Learning Webinar

Friday, September 25th, 10-11am

A review of three important concepts from the book of the same title, presented by Dr. Shaun R. Harper

A Frank Conversation about Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual People and Christianity Webinar

Tuesday, October 20th, 9-10am

Bernadette Barton and Joshua Moon Johnson lead this session focusing on:

  • Opening a dialogue about the intersections of religious and spiritual identity and sexual identity,
  • Discussing common challenges that gay, lesbian, and queer people face in conservative Christian communities, and
  • Strategizing how to advocate and support the diversity of individuals within gay, lesbian, and queer communities on college campuses.

Serving and Supporting Transracial Adoptees Webinar

Thursday, November 12th, 3-4pm

Learning objectives of this webinar include:

  • The ability to articulate similarities and differences of the experiences between multiracial individuals and transracial adoptees, and
  • The discussion of implementing programs to provide services to interracial adoptees.

Genderism: Transgender Students, Binary systems, and Higher Education Webinar

Tuesday, December 1st 2-3pm

Presenters: Brent Bilodeau and T.J. Jourian

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