Universal Leadership Conference

Workshops

 

The 2016 ULC will be on April 26th, 2016 from 5-9PM, starting in the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC). The workshop information for this year's conference is listed below. 

Please remember to register at tinyurl.com/ulc2016 so you can participate in these diverse workshops on social justice, leadership, and service!

2016 ULC Workshop Sessions

 

Allyship is an Action: LGBTQIA+ Support Workshop

By Michaella Rosner, Social Justice Organizer (University of Washington Bothell)

Workshop Block 1: 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM

Room CC1-011

Allyship to LGBTQIA+ community members takes commitment, effort, and ongoing education. We will explore what these identities mean and how you can interrupt heterosexism, biphobia, and transphobia in our communities. Learn the difference between sex and gender, what a pronoun check-in is and how to do one, and more.

 

Amplifying Your Cultural Awareness

By Richiel Sta. Maria (University of Washington Bothell)

Workshop Block 1: 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM

Workshop Block 2: 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM

Room CC2-358

Cultural awareness is essential when we have to interact with people from other cultures. In the society we live in today, intercultural interaction is inevitable. People see, interpret and evaluate things in different ways. What is considered an appropriate behavior in one culture could be inappropriate in another one. Misunderstandings can occur when I use my meanings to make sense of your reality. Let's amplify our cultural awareness together.

 

Bisexual Inclusion: Beyond Mythbusting

By Michaella Rosner, Social Justice Organizer (University of Washington Bothell)

Workshop Block 2: 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM

Room CC1-011

Bisexuality is frequently misunderstood, resulting in harm to bi people both in straight and “LGBT” communities. Stereotypes contribute to biphobic oppression, but simply denying stereotypes can further marginalize bi people. In this workshop, we will deconstruct biphobia in ways that better support all bisexuals.

 

The Immigrant Community and the Ethical Concerns over Health

By Achieving Community Transformation (University of Washington Bothell): Sukhaman Kaur, Ynez Tanoto, Kah-li Vuong

Workshop Block 1: 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM

Room UW1-280

The principle that “public health should advocate and work for the empowerment of disenfranchised community members, aiming to ensure that the basic resources and conditions necessary for health are accessible to all” applies to the unique issues of immigrant health in the United States. The challenges of immigrant health - including barriers to health insurance – results in decreased access to healthcare. In this session, we will explore how to address this by increasing immigrants’ access to healthcare and empowering disenfranchised communities.

 

Interrupting Microaggressions in the Classroom and Workplace

By Dr. Terryl Ross, Director of Diversity (University of Washington Bothell)

Workshop Block 1: 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM

Room UW1-221

Microaggressions are small slights or putdowns that are often unintended but prove to be extremely harmful to others. This presentation will address microaggressions in the classroom and workplace. Specifically, we will discuss:

  • What are micro-aggressions
  • The history of microaggressions
  • Microaggressions on campus and our shared-campus culture
  • How to deal with microaggressions
  • Where to go for more information

 

Pay Equity and Salary Negotiation

By Kara Adams, Interim Director, Community-Based Learning and Research (University of Washington Bothell) and Annette Anderson, Director of Curriculum (University of Washington Bothell)

Workshop Block 1: 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM

Workshop Block 2: 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM

Room CC2-360

What is the gender wage gap and how does the gender wage gap happen? In 2013, the Seattle City Gender Equity in Pay Task Force study declared “women in Seattle earn 73 cents for every dollar that men earn.” Equal pay is a priority issue for all women. Pay disparities affect women of all ages, races, and education levels regardless of their family decisions. This workshop will explore the complexities of the gender wage gap, and provide useful tools and tips on salary negotiation.

 

Storysharing and Public Speaking: A Pathway to Building Self-Confidence as a Diverse Student on a College Campus

By Lakeisha Jackson, Assistant Director of Consulting & Business Development Center (UW Seattle) and Tracy Phutikanit, Admissions Specialist (Cascadia College)

Workshop Block 1: 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM

Room CC2-260

During this interactive workshop, participants will engage in a learning experience around community building, trust establishment, writing skills, public speaking, team building, leadership development and developing self-efficacy with an emphasis on their unique stories. This will lead to an understanding of how these skills can be utilized via public speaking to recruit future college students, increase donors at advancement events or advocate for change with policy makers.

 

Student Organizing 101

By Associated Students of University of Washington Bothell (ASUWB): Aretha Basu, Crhistian Cuellar, Leah Shin

Workshop Block 1: 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM

Workshop Block 2: 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM

Room CC2-081

This workshop will provide students with access to institutional information and organizational tools in order to empower students to actively advocate for themselves and their communities. Resources will include committees student can be involved in, opportunities for student leadership, and strategies to build student power.

 

Unpacking the Day: Using Journaling and Reflection to Find Focus

By Becky Riopel, Director of Student Life (Cascadia College)

Workshop Block 1: 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM

Workshop Block 2: 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM

Room CC2-160

Being a student, leader, and advocate can be rewarding, yet at times can be overwhelming. This workshop will give attendees tools to process experiences, challenges and new opportunities to help organize thoughts and ideas to determine next steps. No leadership experience required; tools provided are applicable to any student!

 

Would You Say That To Your Mom? A Detailed Look at Hurtful Language
By Lakeisha Jackson, Assistant Director of Consulting & Business Development Center (UW Seattle) and Tracy Phutikanit, Admissions Specialist (Cascadia College)

Workshop Block 2: 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM

Room CC2-260

Unconscious bias is present in everyone’s life on a daily basis. What can be considered to be innocent choices in our language, actions, and behaviors can unintentionally reinforce outdated and negative stereotypes. This workshop will seek to highlight actions, phrase and thoughts that will challenge assumptions that are frequently made about women. The presentation will provide examples of what we all can do as individuals to stop the sexism and bias that we encounter. We will also challenge ourselves into being more critical of our personal use of language and behavior surrounding gender.

 

See below for past workshops.