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Conversations About Race & Ethnicity (C.A.R.E.)

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Conversations About Race & Ethnicity (C.A.R.E.) is a 6-week sustained dialogue space for community members of Syracuse University to engage in meaningful, challenging, and urgent conversations about race and ethnicity.  C.A.R.E. challenges participants to explore their racial and ethnic identity, understand the experiences of others, critically identify social systems of oppression, and to work towards living a more socially just life. 

 

C.A.R.E. Participant Commitment

Participation in C.A.R.E. is self-serving and also self-less, as the sustained dialogue involves a personal exploration of one’s own racial and ethnic identity and also compassion and empathy for other participant’s self-identity and lived experiences.  In order for the greatest potential of C.A.R.E. to be reached, we are all needed.  All participants are asked to make a commitment to the following components in order to fully contribute, be present, and 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 FOR SPRING 2017 CIRCLES IS CLOSED. 

Spring Circles will begin the week of January 23, 2017 and end March 3, 2017

PLEASE CHECK BACK AT A LATER DATE FOR FALL 2017 C.A.R.E INFORMATION!

Please contact Monica N. Miles at mnmiles@syr.edu with any questions.

Monica N. Miles

C.A.R.E Graduate Student Coordinator

Master's Student in Cultural Foundations of Education

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.

The links below feature some of the programs, offices, and policies at Syracuse University which address campus inclusion and diversity.

POLICIES

OFFICES & DEPARTMENTS

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