Join the dialogue on race and racism! Be a part of the 2014 Talking Circles event!

01/21/2014

Contributed by Kerry E. Spitze

In 2007, The Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) in Ithaca, NY created a program called Talking Circles on Race and Racism in order to bring racially & ethnically diverse people together to have an honest and open dialogue on race.

 

Now you can join the conversation...

Ithaca College faculty and staff are invited to come together in a safe environment to share feelings, thoughts, and experiences in a sustained, confidential, frank dialogue around issues of race and racism. The subcommittee on Race, Culture and Ethnicity (part of the Diversity Awareness Committee) will initiate one Faculty/Staff Talking Circle (co-sponsored by Human Resources and the Center for Faculty Excellence) facilitated by professionals from the Multicultural Resource Center. The Talking Circle will be made up of 20 racially and ethnically diverse people who will meet once a week for five consecutive sessions to self-reflect, share experiences, and learn from others’ perspectives and attitudes.

 

Want to know more about past participants' experiences? Check out the following two videos from the Multicultural Resource Center's website:

Part I:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9mOKIAms04

Part II:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAbgvhOlKoU

Ready to apply? Here's what you need to know:

Meeting times: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Peggy Ryan Williams Center beginning Feb 6, 2014 and ending March 6, 2014.

Applications can be found online:

http://www.ithaca.edu/sacl/committees/docs/DAC_Talking_Circles/StaffFaculty_Talking.pdf

 

Please send your completed application to Kerry Spitze at kspitze@ithaca.edu (Please note that applications will first need to be downloaded prior to completion)

Questions: Please direct questions to Kerry Spitze (kspitze@ithaca.edu) or Michelle Rios-Dominguez (mriosdominguez@ithaca.edu). For more information on the Talking Circles, please visit the Multicultural Resource Center's website: www.multicultural-resource.org/

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Kerry E. Spitze at kspitze@ithaca.edu. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

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