Workshop Samples


The You Belong Summit will host a variety of workshops. Attendees are able to attend two workshops in the morning and an affinity group session in the afternoon.

Some tentative workshops include:

  • Microaggressions

  • Western Beauty Standards

  • How to Overcome Language Barriers

  • Proper Use of Reclaimed Words

  • The legacy of Colonialism

  • Allyship

  • Code Switching

Affinity Groups

An Affinity Group is a group of people linked by a common interest, purpose or identifier. When people spend time in affinity groups, they feel safe, validated, empowered and connected to people who are similar to them in some way. The core cultural identifiers include sexual orientation, age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status and family structure. For the sake of ensuring large enough groups to have meaningful conversation, the affinity groups offered at You Belong will include:

  • LGBTQ+

  • Black

  • Asian

  • South American and Latin American, Latinx

  • Indigenous

  • White

  • Bi/Multiracial

These groups can be sub-divided accordingly.

Hoping to Lead a Workshop?

When you register for the You Belong Summit, you can also sign up to facilitate a workshop.

  • Please ensure your proposal includes detail.

  • Remember that workshops are not lectures; the purpose of workshops is to have engaging and interactive conversations, creating an open space for sharing and learning.

  • All workshops are student-led, meaning participants will have more space to discuss issues they may feel uncomfortable speaking about under the supervision of an adult.

  • Your workshop can involve different components like PowerPoint, activities, discussions, and breaks to reflect and destress. Of course, these are just examples.

  • Workshop ideas are first come, first serve, so we suggest that you write more than one proposal; however, it is not compulsory. If you do write more than one proposal, please rank them, so we know your preference.

  • You will have 50 minutes to run the workshop, and we advise you to leave 10 minutes in the end for Q&A. There will be around 15 students per workshop. You may have to run the workshop more than once (morning and afternoon), depending on demand.

  • The deadline for submission is Monday, March 16th.

Thank you for showing interest in facilitating a workshop!