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What is the climate like for women and students of color at UVM? How are other
margninalized populations affected? What are some effective ways student
activists can hold the university accountable? How far will you personally go?
In light of recent concerns about space in the new student center, bias-related
incidents, and diversity policy statements, this is an important opportunity
for student leaders in many constituencies. Student leaders and activists are
invited fo join us for a dinner and roundtable at 7:00 pm on Thursday, March 3
at the ALANA Student Center to discuss the history of activism at UVM.
The discussion will be led by '97 UVM alumna, Shontae Praileau. Praileau, an
African-American and Mohegan woman, held a 2-month fast to raise awareness of
the university's history of insensitivity and unresponsiveness to minority
students, staff, and faculty. Her actions drew international support and
pressure to the university.
For more information, you can download a timeline of her hunger strike, along
with other memorable events in UVM history at:
Please RSVP by e-mailing [log in to unmask] if you plan to attend this event, in
order to ensure a large enough meal for the attendants.
This program is part of the UVM Black History Month and Women's Herstory Month
Celebrations, sponsored by the ALANA Student Center, LGBTQA Services, and the
"If you want peace, work for justice."
- Pope Paul VI
Programming Graduate Assistant
UVM, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender,
Questioning and Ally Services
461 Main Street, Rm. 206-207
Burlington, VT 05405
p: 802-656-8637 f: 802-656-3348
Quoting "Michael M. DeBowes" <[log in to unmask]>:
> I work in the Center for Student Ethics & Standards and we are getting
> ready to launch a new and exciting program called intergroup dialogue.
> Intergroup dialogue basically unites a group of about 10-15 students to
> discuss issues of social identity (such as race, ethnicity, gender,
> sexual orientation, religo-spiritual orientation, ability, socioeconomic
> status, etc.). These ongoing weekly/biweekly dialogues last for about 2
> hours each session and are facilitated by two trained students -- that's
> where you come in!
> My supervisor, Dr. Jacob Diaz, and I would like to invite you to an
> information session scheduled for this Thursday February 10 at 7:30 p.m.
> to learn more about becoming an intergroup dialogue facilitator. The
> information session will be held in the Grace Coolidge Room of the
> Waterman Building and will include light snacks and refreshments.
> I've attached a brief 1/2 page summary of intergroup dialogue so you can
> get a better idea of what an intergroup dialogue is. Feel free to email
> me if you have any additional questions about our program.
> The best way to learn about the program would be by attending the
> Thursday information session to learn more about the role you may play
> as a dialogue facilitator. At the meeting on Thursday, we'll discuss
> what intergroup dialogues are, the facilitator's role in intergroup
> dialogues, the Spring 2005 facilitator training schedule, benefits of
> facilitating, and other information that would be important to know
> about this unique opportunity.
> Please feel free to call me directly in my office to learn more about
> this opportunity. My number is 656-3408 (6-3408 on campus).
> Please be sure to let me know whether or not to expect you at the
> information session on Thursday by replying to me directly at
> [log in to unmask] or by calling my office.
> Thank you in advance for your consideration of this opportunity. Jake
> and I hope you will join us.
> With kindest regards,
> Mike DeBowes
> Michael M. DeBowes
> Graduate Student, Higher Education & Student Affairs
> Coordinator of Civic and Judicial Programs
> The University of Vermont
> Center for Student Ethics and Standards
> 41 South Prospect Street, Nicholson House
> Burlington, VT 05405
> Office: 802.656.3408
> Fax: 802.656.8191
> E-Mail: [log in to unmask]
> WEB: http://www.uvm.edu/~judicial/