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C.A.R.E.

About

Conversations About Race & Ethnicity (C.A.R.E.) is a six-week dialogue space for community members of Syracuse University to engage in meaningful, challenging, and vital conversations about race and ethnicity.  C.A.R.E. challenges participants to explore their own racial and ethnic identity, understand the experiences of others, critically identify social systems of oppression, and work towards living a more socially just life.

Participant Commitment

Participation in C.A.R.E. is not only self-serving, but also self-less as the dialogue involves a personal exploration of one’s own racial and ethnic identity and as well as compassion and empathy for other participant’s lived experiences. All participants are asked to make a commitment to the following components in order to fully engage in the experience:

  • Attendance at all 6 circle sessions*
  • Active listening and participation in circle dialogue
  • Completion of all weekly reading(s)
  • Submission of all critical reflection writing
  • Responsibility of presence in space, including verbal and non-verbal actions

*It is important to note that absence from one circle session will potentially result in the participant’s removal from C.A.R.E.

Registration

Fall Circles will begin the week of September 24th and end the week of October 29th.

FALL CIRCLE REGISTRATION- CLICK HERE

Registration Closes September 18th at 5:00pm.

For any questions or concerns please contact:

        Monica Miles, M.S.

        Graduate Assistant - Conversations About Race and Ethnicity 

        mnmiles@syr.edu

C.A.R.E. Statement on Dialogue

Syracuse University has made a commitment to create a campus community that is free from discrimination and celebrates the diversity of its various community members.

The ability to genuinely appreciate others for their differences and similarities in such areas as gender, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, and age for example, allows us to see individuals with unique gifts and flaws, and to realize more often than not, that they have remarkably similar values and aspirations to our own. By building a community that strives for inclusion and diversity, the community is enriched because they value and continuously learn from the contributions made by the entire campus.  Dialogue creates opportunities for people to engage, learn from each other and build understanding of one's experiences, and embrace and celebrate our differences.