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Cuts Pt 1: Responding to Student Climate Concerns

Date: 
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Location: 

Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building

Description: 

Though the University of Michigan aspires to cultivate a climate that is welcoming to the members of its diverse student, faculty, and staff bodies, we know that the lived experiences of many in our communities don't always align with these aspirations. Join the CRLT Players for Cuts: Responding to Student Climate Concerns, a two-session series, that invites participants to think together about the many forces that can shape campus climate both positively and negatively. Built around a series of vignettes that explore students' experiences of marginalization, each session offers a space where participants can practice engaging in difficult conversations about and across differences in identity while also reflecting on their personal responsibilities to cultivate inclusive and equitable spaces within and outside of the classroom.

In the first session, participants will:

  • Analyze a series of bias incidents from the perspective of a targeted student
  • Reflect on their own experiences of marginalizing behavior-- as target, aggressor, or bystander
  • Explore strategies for intervening effectively when they observe marginalizing behavior and for responding productively when a concern about their own behavior is raised

Pre-registration is required at https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/wsEvents/wsreg.php?ws_id=438.