Workshops and Training on Identity

Ableism: Constructs of Ability
Increase awareness of ableism. Understand able-bodied privilege. Recognize the range of how others experience ableism. Discuss actionable steps towards being an ally to people who experience disability.

ABCs of Transgender Identity
Participants will learn more about transgender identity and how to recognize the complexities of accessing health care for transgender communities.

Balancing Act: Parenthood, Work, and Life
Participants will recognize the challenges of balancing parenthood, work, and life and have an opportunity to hear lived experiences of parenthood while Identifying strategies for achieving balance.

Participants will define feminism and understand the history of the Feminist Movement. Analyze historical and modern-day issues to see structural inequalities between men and women.

Filipino Diaspora in Los Angeles
Become aware of Filipino Culture in Los Angeles. Analyze the ethnic and linguistic impacts of colonization. Examine the intersection of economics, employment, and the American Dream.

Gender & STEM
Using data and self-reflection, participants learn about gender inequity in STEM and beyond. The group examines the equity, equality, and justice and each person's role in challenging gender stereotypes, stereotype threat, mitigating microaggressions, and tools for navigating challenging climates in STEM.

Imposter Syndrome
Over 80% of Americans report experiencing elements of imposter syndrome. We will discuss the strategies for how to mitigate these symptoms as individuals and as a collective.  

Latinx Identity
Define the difference between the terms Latino/a/@/x, Hispanic, Chicano/a/@/x, and Mexican. Recognize the intersection of the history of the place, in this case, Los Angeles, and Latin(x) histories. Become aware of the various Latin(x) cultural events and influences in Los Angeles, California.

Men's Discussion Series

This discussion series addresses topics from perceptions and expectations of "being a man" and the masks that men wear, to hypermasculinity and gender inequality through topical areas, including: "Man Enough," "Men as Allies," and "College Life: Navigating the Manscape."

Model Minority Myth
This workshop's learning outcomes include defining the model minority myth and identifying the individual and societal consequences of this stereotype.

Multiracial Identity: Outside the Box
Participants will define concepts of race, mixed-race, and multi-racial. They will have the ability to be more critical of how race is applied in society and challenge assumptions about race and ethnicity.

A Nation of Immigrants
Define the historical changes in immigration waves in the US. Define some elements of the current political climate of immigration reform in the US. Discuss how immigration has affected the Caltech community.

The Politics of Being Queer
Participants will gain an understanding of the history and context of queer politics in the United States. Use queer theory to examine cultural norms and identity politics, and develop an awareness of challenges currently facing the LGBTQIA+ Community.

Safe Zone National Curriculum
The Safe Zone Ally Program is a network of Caltech students, faculty, postdocs, and staff who are visibly supportive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, and questioning students and of all individuals regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. Safe Zone Training helps teach students, faculty, postdocs, and staff how to create safe spaces and how to act as allies for LGBTQ+ people.

Safe Zone – 2.0s
The Safe Zone 2.0 series looks at three topical areas of LGBTQIA+ identity in depth, further examining terminology, language, systemic oppression, and societal themes, as well as concepts of "allyship", "advocacy", and "being an accomplice." The identities explored in this series include Queer and Trans People of Color, Middle Sexualities (Bi and Pansexual identities), and Asexuality

United States of Mental Health
Identify barriers to accessing mental health in the US. Name resources for mental health in the Caltech community. Learn skills to support mental health as an ally.

Untold Stories of White Poverty Define Poverty
Discuss the potential consequences of poverty in America. Name some reasons why the American dream may not be possible for everyone.

What is Social Justice?
Define concepts of justice, rights, opportunities, institutions, and social justice and apply a social justice framework to examples in our society like the Black Lives Matter movement.

What is Privilege?

Participants explore the meaning of privilege in the United States. Discover and/or acknowledge personal dimensions of privilege, and Identify ways we can best become an all.