The Bertha Crosley Ball Center for Compassion

Summer Antiracism Institute

June 22, 2020 to July 1, 2020
photograph of many slender, tall trees in a forest. the trunks are dark brown and the forest floor is covered in bright green moss and other plants.

The purpose of this summer institute is to support faculty and staff to cultivate antiracist practices in their work for the university and in their lives. USM faculty and staff need professional development and support in this area, and this work should not be undertaken in isolation. The collaborative setting of an intensive workshop series is necessary to support such vital, difficult work. The goals of the Institute include the development of antiracist approaches to advising, mentoring, curriculum development, and scholarship. The presenters will use contemplative methods including art, free writing, and movement to invite participants to “be” with themselves, with each other and with the environment. Workshops for this 2-week session will focus on personal learning and growth as well as application in professional development sessions.

The institute will be facilitated by Drs. Nisetich and Mamgain and guest speakers.

Dates: June 22-25, 29, 30, July 1
ZOOM sessions: 9:30 am - 12 pm

Space is limited to 17 participants.

Any questions can be addressed to rebecca.nisetich@maine.edu, or mamgain@maine.edu.