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Providing Cultural Competency Education

Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center

Dialogues on Race -A program for sophomores, juniors and seniors to engage in peer-led discussions on issues related to race.   Session themes include: race at BC, their identity and how it shapes them, institutional racism, race in the media, and more.

Cultural Competency Training - Professional development workshops designed to increase knowledge and skills in cultural competency for Residential Life staff and Registered Student Organizations (RSOs).

Ethnic Heritage Months - BAIC collaborates with student organizations and academic and student affairs departments to celebrate the contributions of AHANA communities.   Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 through October 15; Native American Heritage Month is in November; Black History Month is in February and Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is celebrated in April. 

Journey to Racial Justice Advocacy - This one-credit seminar will explore the social construction of race through the lens of whiteness and pathways for engaging in racial justice advocacy. By building a cognitive understanding of racism and critically reflecting upon one’s life experiences in the context of privilege, this seminar will facilitate the development of a critical racial consciousness. Students will come prepared to discuss scheduled topics, but each session will provide opportunity for free-form discussion. In order to move from dialogue to action, each student will be asked to participate in an action of their choice and present their experiences engaging in racial justice advocacy.