In today’s rapidly changing world, students need to develop a deeper understanding of what diversity really means. Tackling diversity should consist of a lot more than just compliance and affirmative action. Inclusion is the key – being aware of those around you and not only respecting them, but having a true appreciation for them and their differences. “Creating US” is designed to build an inclusive organization where people from diverse backgrounds work together for a common purpose. Curtis will deal with 4 major areas: Unconscious Biases: “You”, Working Together: “Them”, Building a Diverse Team: “US” and Getting Involved: “I’m In”.
1. Students will develop insight and understanding of their own story and how it shapes their racial lens.
2. Students will increase their understanding of how racial stereotypes impact learning.
3. Students will be able to understand the underlying hidden messages that increase tension.