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Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center

The Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center, the Student Programs Office, and the Office of Residential Life have been trained in anti-bias education by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).  BAIC has crafted cultural competency workshops based on an ADL curriculum, for Residential Life staff and students, as well as registered student organizations (RSOs).

Program Contact: Tiffany Enos, Assistant Director

Cultural Competency 101: Fundamentals and Foundations

This workshop will introduce students to basic concepts of anti-bias education.  Understanding anti-bias concepts helps to start building the foundation for cultural competency and social justice.  Students will engage in activities that explore their own social identities, and the power and privilege that come with those identities.

But I Don’t “See” Color: A Real Discussion on Race

People receive messages about race in our society from a very early age.  This workshop will give students an opportunity to explore and discuss those messages.  They will get the chance to engage in media and discussions that explore a variety of perspectives on issues of race and racism.

It’s All about the Money: Dealing with Social Class at BC

The BC student population contains a wide variety of socioeconomic class identities.  Students are often unaware of the influence class has on their interactions with one another and the community in general.  This workshop will explore the impact of class and the way it affects other identities. 

Say What?! : A Workshop on Communicating across Cultures

Culture is a term that is often applied broadly and vaguely.  This workshop will look at how culture is formed, what it means, and how we can best communicate across cultural divides.  Students will look at how the various cultures they belong to, and how those interact with each other, and the cultures of those around them.

Learning Goals:

  1. Increase students’ empathy for experiences and perspectives different from their own
  2. Build students’ listening, problem solving and critical thinking skills
  3. Contribute to the development and support of an overall campus culture of inclusion and respect

Program Event Dates: TBD