Workshops

OPAL offers several opportunities for undergraduate students that enhance leadership across difference and create meaningful cross-cultural interactions. Our curriculum reveals different cultural perspectives, illuminates issues of systemic power and privilege, and fosters empathy for persons of diverse cultural backgrounds. Our leadership opportunities promote the democratic principles of social justice and allow students to put this knowledge into action on real world problems.

Body of Intersecting Identities

Body of Intersecting Identities is a 90-minute workshop for student groups looking to help their group think about their own and others' identities and how these have shaped their life experiences coming into college. This workshop aims to help participants recognize that everyone has a story to tell and experiences to share with the goal of encouraging participants to make connections with new people.

Crossing the Line

Crossing the Line, (aka: Step Up/Step Back, Barometer, Move Forward) is a 60-90 minute workshop for groups of students groups who wish to build a stronger sense of community through exploration of the group's similarities and differences in their individual identities. CTL promotes self and intra-group reflection, increases meaningful dialogue, and broadens one's' understanding of community.

Identitree

The goal of this workshop is to make space for participants to reflect on and discuss social identities and how they relate to our experiences in society. This 60 minute workshop will help participants get to know each other better, allow participants to express important parts of their identities, and reflect on and discuss the identities that are most important to them and why that may be.

Speak Up

Speak Up helps participants develop and practice the skills for responding to prejudice, bias, and stereotypes and who want to help their peers find the courage to speak up too. This workshop addresses ways to prepare to challenge bias and prejudice, examines the various aspects within these interactions, and provides accessible strategies for speaking up against harmful language.