Lee Mun WahThe Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning recently announced the return of cross-cultural facilitator, Lee Mun Wah, on Flex Day, November 25, for “What We Do Not See: Exploring What We Leave at the Door.” Last year’s Lee Mun Wah employee special event received rave reviews and drew well over 100 participants, most of whom shared that the workshop had a profound impact on them and requested he return to Skyline College to facilitate another workshop.

This November 25, Lee Mun Wah will be back to lead a half-day seminar during which Skyline College employees will explore the many ways implicit and explicit biases affect our relationships and sense of safety. Different from last year’s presentation, the upcoming seminar will include a Racial Identity Assessment, and will help participants:

  • explore and critically dialogue about implicit and explicit bias
  • learn the importance of mindfully listening and culturally responding
  • notice the impact they have on others
  • learn how to de-escalate conflict/disagreement
  • learn how to be curious, instead of being defensive, adversarial, or in denial
  • take responsibility and work towards change

Lee Mun Wah believes when we value others for their uniqueness and differences, then we enhance the possibilities for our children and ourselves. He is the Executive Director of Stirfry Seminars & Consulting, an agency that provides educational tools and workshops on issues pertaining to cross-cultural communication and awareness, mindful facilita­tion, and conflict mediation techniques. Lee Mun Wah’s films include award-winning The Color of Fear, Stolen Ground, and Walking Each Other Home. Other films include Last Chance for Eden and, most recently, If These Halls Could Talk.

Seating for “What We Do Not See: Exploring What We Leave at the Door” is limited, and registration is required.  RSVP by November 18 via Eventbrite.  Contact Professional Development Coordinator, Nina L. Floro, at 650-738-4414 or floro@smccd.edu if you have any questions.

Article by Nina L. Floro