Extension offers workshop on communication, promoting inclusion

ISU Extension and Outreach is offering “OUCH! The Stereotype Hurt,” a two-hour course designed for agencies, businesses and groups interested in promoting feelings of inclusion.

The workshop, based on the book by Leslie C. Aguilar, will help participants understand the impact of stereotypes and biased statements, identify the most common reasons people sit silently in the face of bias and stereotypes, and enhance skills for speaking up against stereotypes. The participants will learn six specific techniques to use when responding to difficult situations.

Groups or communities interested in the “OUCH! That Stereotype Hurts” workshop can contact Malisa Rader at mrader@iastate.edu or their local ISU Extension and Outreach human sciences specialist in family life.