PSU Culturally Responsive Symposium
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 8:00am to Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 4:30pm

Culturally Responsive Workshop Series #PSUDiversity Portland State University

In collaboration with Global Diversity and Inclusion, Portland State University's Diversity Action Council invites the campus community to the fourth annual:


PSU Culturally Responsive Symposium
Thursday, May 10, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom

Free - Register online by May 4, 2018 

The Culturally Responsive Symposium facilitates campus-wide engagement around issues relevant to our desire to be an equitable and inclusive community. Centering perspectives related to race, sexuality, gender, accessibility, socioeconomic class and other realities, the symposium strives to break down barriers, challenge stereotypes, celebrate differences and intersect commonalities in people, cultures and community.

In keeping with this year’s theme Taking Care of Yourself and Others in Challenging Times, the day will feature breakout sessions on the following topics:

Concurrent Sessions (#1)

  • Valuing Our Intersectional Identities: Where We're From & Where We're Going
  • Creating a Culture of Inclusion
  • Addressing College Burnout for Students of Color and What Allies Can Do to Help

Concurrent Sessions (#2)

  • Self Care through a Strong Voice
  • Implicit Bias and Microaggressions in STEM - What They Are, Why They Matter in STEM, and How to Interrupt Them
  • Kickstart Community in Your Class

Concurrent Sessions (#3)

  • Inclusion and Accessibility in Activist Spaces
  • Gathering Space: Building Community

Closing Session

  • Being Better Allies: Skill Building Workshop to Become Better Advocates for Others


8:00-9:00 Coffee and Registration
9:00-9:25 Opening Plenary with remarks from President Shoureshi
9:35-10:50 Concurrent Sessions (#1)
11:05-12:15 Concurrent Sessions (#2)
12:30-1:25 Networking Lunch
1:30-2:45 Concurrent Sessions (#3)
3:00-4:30 Closing Session

This event is free. Registration is required. Please register online by May 4, 2018.
Please note that space is limited and workshop admittance will be on a first-come, first-served basis.