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Campus Dialogue - White Privilege

Posted on Monday, September 16th, 2013

The Student Affairs Diversity Committee will be offering a 4 day opportunity to participate in a 90 minute group dialogue about white privilege.  This opportunity was heavily requested following our previous Insights for Effectiveness program presented by Jim Day.  The following is a description of what a “campus dialogue” is:

  • A process for small-group deliberation that is voluntary and participatory;
  • Led by a facilitator, who helps manage the deliberation process, but is not an “expert” or “teacher” in the traditional sense;
  • Considers many perspectives, rather than advocating a particular point of view;
  • Uses ground rules to set the tone for a respectful, productive discussion;
  • Has multiple sessions which move from personal experience of the issue, to considering viewpoints, to strategies for action;
  • Does not require consensus, but uncovers areas of agreement and common concern;
  • Provides an opportunity for staff to work together to improve their community.

 
Space will be limited and will be offered on a “first come first serve” basis.  However, don’t worry because we will be offering this opportunity next semester.  We are also asking those who are interested be able to attend all four dates.
Dates/Times:

  • Monday October 14th at 3:30 pm to 5:00
  • Monday October 21st at 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
  • Monday October 28th at 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Monday November 4th at 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Location: Maucker Union – Elm Room
 
Registration Deadline: October 9

(Attending all four sessions is highly encouraged to establish trust.)
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UNI-sponsored events.  If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in this program, please contact Tabatha Cruz at 273-2250 or at tabatha.cruz@uni.edu at least one week prior to the event.