Student Talking Circles on Race and Racism for Fall 2014: Presented by the Diversity Awareness Committee
Contributed by Michelle Rios-Dominguez on 08/26/2014
Have you ever had a question about race but were unsure about how to ask? How is racism recognized? How do you experience racism? How do you think racism has affected your life and the lives of others? How do you cope with the effects? Who do you believe needs to assume responsibility for eliminating racism?
Who? Ithaca College students are invited to participate
What? 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 Diversity Awareness Committee will initiate a Student Talking Circle facilitated by professionals from the Multicultural Resource Center. The Talking Circle will be made up of 16 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.
Where? The conference room in the Office of Human Resources, Garden Level of the Peggy Ryan Williams Center
When? The Student Talking Circle will meet on Tuesdays, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, September 23rd, 2014 - October 21st, 2014. DINNER WILL BE PROVIDED AT NO COST!
Who? We’re looking for a good mix of people from all races, ethnic backgrounds, cultures, and creeds. DAC will select up to 16 students from the applicants.
How? Interested students will be able to complete an online application: http://www.ithaca.edu/sacl/committees/docs/DAC_Talking_Circles/Student_TC_fall_2014.doc. Please email completed applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions: Please direct questions to Michelle Rios-Dominguez (email@example.com). For more information on the Talking Circles, please visit the Multicultural Resource Center's website: multicultural-resource.org/