The Office of Citizenship Education provides information and facilitates programs on a variety of cultural and diversity topics. The following programs are some of the resources we provide.
The program begins with several activities. Participants then discuss what it is like to be LGBT or Q in our society. This program is a very powerful way to build empathy.
A game that addresses Contemporary Issues, Sexism, Hetrosexism, Racism, Ableism, and Jewish Oppression. Players answer fact cards and participate in role plays.
Demystifying Isms/Cross-cultural exploration
The program begins with a mingling exercise. Next participants are given information regarding terms and participate in case studies about interacting cross-culturally.
More Than Words
A peer theatre piece followed by facilitated discussion. This vignette centers around National Blue Jeans Day. Two women, a couple, discuss their perceptions of the campus climate and a man struggles with how to confront his best friends about their heterosexism and his closeted homosexuality.
What is Your Comfort Level?
A new way of looking at tolerance as part of a continuum to celebrating diversity.
What's Race Got to Do With It?
"What's Race Got to Do with It? Chronicles the journey of a diverse group of students participating in a 15-week intergroup dialogue program at U.C. Berkeley. As the students share personal stories, debate hot topics, and confront one another about the role race plays in their lives, they make discoveries about their preconceived ideas and assumptions, and in so doing, help us begin to disentangle our own." All or portions of this film spur lively conversations - though Berkeley and Colby-Sawyer seem different, the topics in this film are applicable to our small private, rural college.
For more information about these or any other programs, please contact Robin Burroughs Davis, Associate Dean of Students and Director of Citizenship Education.