Recently, when facilitating a conversation with students about “our changing community,” a student asked “what can she do to learn more about different social and cultural identities.” I answered her question and thought that I would share my answer with others who might be interested.
First of all, when I’m facilitating conversations like this with students, I explain that cultural/social diversity happens when different identity groups are represented in the population you are examining. For instance, there is an appropriate representation of people from different ages, abilities, races, ethnicities, genders, orientations, socioeconomic backgrounds, religions, etc. I explain that when we are exposed to diverse populations, chances are that we will be more open minded and more likely to thrive in diverse work environments. Continue reading
Students, faculty & staff are invited to the 2nd Annual Learning Center Open House, on Tuesday, December 5 from 11:30-1:30.
Light food, beverages, goodies, and entertainment will be offered in the Library, the Woodrick Center for Equity & Inclusion, and Media Technologies – plus – upstairs in Academic Support & Tutoring Services. Visit each space for a chance to win prizes.
Receive an extra entry for prizes if you donate items to the Learning Center Food Pantry – OR – if you donate a new or used paperback for avid readers at the Kent County Jail.
All students, faculty and staff are invited to the Learning Center Open House on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 from 11:30-1:30. Please visit us at food and beverage stations throughout the Learning Center building.
- Library & Learning Commons – 1st floor
- Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion – 1st floor
- Media Technologies – 1st floor
- Academic Support and Tutoring Services – 2nd floor