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Oct. 6-Nov. 24: Workshops on stereotypes, self-identification


By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

PULLMAN, Wash. – A free workshop series beginning this week will have participants use a variety of art forms to tell stories that will spark critical conversations about labels, stereotypes and ways of self-identification.

The goal of the series is an artistic collection but “no artistic skills are needed to take part in this,” said series facilitator Nancy Carvajal, a research assistant in the College of Education.

“People just need the desire to dialogue, develop critical understandings of those from diverse ethnic and linguistic backgrounds, and hopefully walk toward a path of healing from the things that isolate us and fragment us,” she said.

“Under the Skin: An Introspective Look at the Self,” will meet noon-2 p.m. on Thursdays, Oct. 6-Nov. 24, except for Oct. 13. It will meet Friday, Oct. 14, instead. Hosted by the WSU Center for Mestizo and Indigenous Research and Engagement, it will be in the Mestizo Center, Cleveland Hall 121. Food will be provided.

The series is open to anyone but space will be limited. To RSVP or get more information, visit or contact Carvajal at


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