The Center for Multicultural Services (CMS) at the University of La Verne is a living and breathing cultural space for students to call their own and thrive. Out of the CMS, programs and services are provided to benefit the University community in terms of promoting an understanding of diversity and inclusiveness within the campus community and community-at-large. E Pluribus Unum (out of the many, one) is sought but through the lens of social justice which proactively seeks to deconstruct systems of oppression and promote self and mutual respect as well as collaboration, advocacy, and genuine friendships. Ultimately, healthy understanding of self and others with meaningful cross-cultural interaction and collaboration leading to cultural competency is our goal for all.
Fall Human Relations/Diversity Retreat
Friday, September 29-Sunday, October 1, 2017
This is a three-day residential retreat that will take place at Camp Pilgrim Pines and Conference Center.
The goal of the three-day retreat is: To engage participants on a multiplicity of human relations issues in a hands-on, interactive model; and to conduct a brainstorm and negotiation pit exercise to determine priority human relations issues to address for our holistic growth and learning.
Learning outcomes for Diversity Retreat:
- Connect diversity with 4 pillars of University of La Verne Mission Statement.
- Develop shared understanding of key terms used in human relations.
- Learn appropriate communications guidelines to use in multicultural setting.
- To articulate one’s values and how these values connect them to other persons and to causes.
- To identify one’s foci of identity and area of growth.
- To become aware of how one’s identity impacts their interaction with others.
- To raise consciousness on the nature of stereotypes and their role in discrimination & cycle of oppression.
- To raise consciousness around what it means to be an advocate for others.
Peer Facilitation Training
Prerequisite required: Participants must have previously attended the Diversity Retreat in order to participate in the Peer Facilitation Training program. Peer Facilitators will be trained to facilitate at the subsequent diversity retreats as well as at other appropriate campus workshops and trainings. Students must attend minimally three of the five training sessions in order to be considered for the Peer Facilitation role.
The upcoming training dates are as follows:
- Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 5:00-9:00pm
- Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 5:00-9:00pm
- Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 5:00-9:00pm
- Tuesday, September 5, 2017 from 5:00-9:00pm
- Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 5:00-9:00pm
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