Tri-Co Multicultural Winter Institute Now Accepting Applications

Posted November 10th, 2010 at 1:15 pm.

Chris MacDonald-Dennis, assistant dean and director of Intercultural Affairs, has recently announced that registration is open for the Tri-College Multicultural Winter Institute. Applications are due by 4 p.m. Nov. 23 to Chris MacDonald-Dennis at at cmacden@brynmawr.edu.

The program is open to faculty and staff members, and graduate and undergraduate students.

The institute will consist of 2½ days of intensive experiential workshops focused on issues of race/ethnicity, socioeconomic class, gender, religion, and sexual orientation and privilege. The objectives of the program are:

* To provide a safe place for open and frank discussions
* To develop a common language to discuss diversity issues
* To promote personal learning about inter/intra group dynamics
* To encourage cross-cultural dialogue
* To explore intergroup and intragroup conflicts
* To develop skills and to build coalitions of students, staff and faculty committed to building multicultural change on campus

Activities will include small and large group discussions, simulation games, cultural sharing, and people of color caucuses/white people caucuses.

The program will take place at Swarthmore College from Wednesday, January 12 to Friday, January 14, 2011. Swarthmore provides on-campus housing only for undergraduates.

Program space is limited to 45 participants (15 per Tri-Co campus).

If you have any questions regarding the Institute please contact Chris MacDonald-Dennis at the Office of Intercultural Affairs, MCC, via e-mail or call 610-526-6586. For information about the Office of Intercultural Affairs, visit the website at http://www.brynmawr.edu/intercultural/

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