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Cuts Pt 2: Responding to Student Climate Concerns

Date: 
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: 

Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building

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 second session, participants will:

  • Consider the impacts of an "isolated" bias incident on a targeted student
  • Reflect on the ways they listen to others' stories about negative experiences of climate at U-M
  • Develop strategies for responding to concerns shared with them in ways that might mitigate rather than exacerbate existing climate concerns

Pre-registration is required at https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/wsEvents/wsreg.php?ws_id=440.