The World is All Around Us: An Interactive Session on Diversity

Lee Mun Wah

Tuesday, 31 Jan 2017 at 6:00 pm – Sun Room, Memorial Union

Lee Mun Wah is a documentary filmmaker, author, educator and founder of Stirfry Seminars, a diversity training company that provides educational tools and workshops on cross-cultural communication and awareness, mindful facilitation, and conflict mediation techniques. His popular interactive session focuses on what it takes to create a truly multicultural community. He is best known for his documentary The Color of Fear, the subject of a Oprah Winfrey special. His latest film, If These Halls Could Talk, focuses on college students and their dialogue about race and racism, and other diversity issues in higher education. Lee Mun Wah was a resource specialist and counselor in the San Francisco Unified School District for more than 25 years prior to founding Stirfry Seminars.
When institutions desire to enhance their multicultural environment, what will our students, staff, and faculty need to prepare themselves? What kinds of skills are necessary? What kinds of cultural knowledge will be required to connect with this new population? How will they attain this level of expertise and from whom? These and many other questions will be answered in this dynamic and popular interactive session about what it will take to create a truly multicultural community.

Cosponsored By:
  • Office of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)

Stay for the entire event, including the brief question-and-answer session that follows the formal presentation. Most events run 75 minutes.

Sign-ins are after the event concludes. For lectures in the Memorial Union, go to the information desk in the Main Lounge. In other academic buildings, look for signage outside the auditorium.

Lecture Etiquette

  • Stay for the entire lecture and the brief audience Q&A. If a student needs to leave early, he or she should sit near the back and exit discreetly.
  • Do not bring food or uncovered drinks into the lecture.
  • Check with Lectures staff before taking photographs or recording any portion of the event. There are often restrictions. Cell phones, tablets and laptops may be used to take notes or for class assignments.
  • Keep questions or comments brief and concise to allow as many as possible.