Workshop Title: Standing Up for Racial Justice in Times of Fear & Hatred
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM (soup/bread served at 5:30 pm)Facilitator: Lee Mun Wah, Master Diversity Trainer
Lee Mun Wah, M.A. Special Education, M.S. CounselingExecutive Director of StirFry Seminars & Consulting
Lee Mun Wah is an internationally-renowned Chinese American documentary filmmaker, author, poet, Asian folk teller, educator, community therapist, and master diversity trainer. He is the Executive Director of StirFry Seminars & Consulting, a diversity training company that provides educational tools and workshops on cross-cultural communication and awareness, mindful facilitation, and conflict mediation techniques. His first documentary film, Stolen Ground, about the experience of Asian Americans, won honorable mention at the San Francisco International Film Festival. His most famous film about racism, The Color of Fear, won the Gold Medal for Best Social Studies Documentary and in 1995, Oprah Winfrey did a one-hour special on Lee Mun Wah’s life and work that was seen by many. His latest film, If These Halls Could Talk, was just released. The film’s focus is on college students and their experience with racism and other diversity issues in higher education. Thousands of people from government and social service agencies, corporations and educational institutions have taken Lee Mun Wah’s workshops and partnered with StirFry Seminars & Consulting on their diversity initiatives.
When discussing and confronting “heated” racial and/or social justice issues within our communities, utilizing practical facilitation skills that are both culturally-responsive and sensitive to the needs and issues facing minority groups are imperative. In this workshop, Lee Mun Wah, Master Trainer at StirFry Seminars & Consulting, will make use of personal stories, diversity vignettes, and film clip scenarios to encourage participants to authentically address a variety of social justice issues. Throughout the workshop, he will teach the group “Mindful Facilitation Techniques” and encourage participants to practice of culturally-responsive responses. The group will work together to learn how to be stronger and more effective allies within their own communities and with one another.