Skip to content

Infusing Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Into Higher Education: Workshop with Dr. Leonor Cadena

April 17, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Infusing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Higher Education

This workshop analyzes current educational barriers and challenges embedded in higher educational pedagogies that tend to perpetuate the institutional opportunity gaps for students from underrepresented/minority groups. These include hidden curriculum, microaggressions, institutional barriers, and their manifestation in micro (classroom) and macro (campus wide) levels. Participants will learn strategies for inclusive classroom practices and analyzing the ways these and institutional barriers affect students’ success. The goal is to identify strategies to make the classroom and curriculum more inclusive and more relevant to promote student engagement.

About Our Invited Speaker

Dr. Lenore Cadena teaches anthropology at Fullerton College and Cultural Diversity Competence classes in the Human Services department at CSU, Fullerton. For the past 20 years, her research focus has been indigenous rights movements, tourism, and media studies. In more recent years, her research has centered on issues of inequality in education, including the hidden curriculum, critical pedagogy, and challenging the existing opportunity gap. She currently facilitates trainings on pluralism and inclusion as part of cultural diversity competence.

This event is organized by the Merritt Writing Program's Promoting Diversity in FYC Learning community and sponsored by a grant through the UC Merced Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. 


This event is free and open to the community.  To register, visit:  



This event will take place via Zoom.