The Bertha Crosley Ball Center for Compassion

Summer Antiracism Institute

June 17, 2021 to June 29, 2021
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The purpose of this summer institute is to support faculty to cultivate antiracist practices in their work for the university and in their lives. USM faculty 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. Rebecca Nisetich and Vaishali Mamgain and guest speakers.

Dates: June 17-18, June 21-24, June 28-29
ZOOM sessions: 9:30 am - 12 pm
Attendance at ALL sessions is MANDATORY.

*** Space is limited to 20 participants.***