Mark Your Calendars for AAC&Us Fall Diversity Conference
Diversity and Learning: Identity, Community and Intellectual Development
Building on resources developed by AAC&Us American Commitments Initiative and the Ford Foundations Campus Diversity Initiative, this conference is designed for working teams of faculty and administrators interested in fostering systemic, long-term change in their classrooms and at their institutions. To prepare students to meet the challenges of Americas increasing diversity and build a more just society, we all need to understand the relations among Americas diverse histories and communities as well as the intellectual, cognitive, and moral development of our students.
This conference will feature:
For further information, see http://www.aacu-edu.org
Why Cant We Talk About Race? AAC&U Releases Video From Racial Legacies and Learning
As part of AAC&Us Racial Legacies and Learning Initiative and the Presidents Initiative on Race, colleges and universities across the country held discussions during a Campus Week of Dialogue in April (see Diversity Digest, Winter, 1998). They discussed Americas racial legacies and ways educators and community leaders can come together to advance and deepen the national dialogue on race.
This tape features a New York City town hall meeting with participants from business, religion, education, and local and state politics, and sponsored by City College-CUNY, Bloomfield College, SUNY-Stony Brook, and Wagner College. A panel and studio audience of about 30 people draw on research, personal experiences, campus initiatives, and institutional missions to explore the questions: Why Cant We Talk Honestly About Race? and How can higher education work with local communities to improve student learning and engagement with racial issues?
With candid conversation on topics such as affirmative action, intergroup relations on campus and in urban communities, and curricular change, this video provides a model for productive campus-community dialogues and can be used in classrooms or other campus-community forums to prompt discussions and learning about campus diversity issues.
To order Why Cant We Talk About Race? (60 min., $15) contact AAC&U, 1818 R Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009; 202/387-3760; email@example.com. For information about the Racial Legacies and Learning Initiative, see DiversityWeb (http://www.diversityweb.org).
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