Nominate first-year student leaders for Talking Circles retreat
Two years ago, a small group of staff from Campus and Residence Life intended to create dialogue and leadership on issues of diversity and social justice for a select group of student leaders through a retreat called Talking Circles. The retreat was held at the end of January Term and was rooted around the Native American tradition of the Talking Circle. Because of its success, Talking Circles has become an annual retreat.
The Talking Circle 2009 Planning Committee invites nominations of first-year students who are open to dialogue as they explore various aspects of race, oppression, privilege and difference at the retreat, Jan. 30-Feb. 1 at Camp St. Croix in Hudson, Wis.
The three-day retreat is for first-year students who are committed to making positive change within the immediate community and see themselves as change agents for the university. A number of speakers will discuss various aspects of diversity and social justice. This is an opportunity to encourage growth in these student leaders.
To nominate a student, send an e-mail with the student's name, and a short statement on why that student should participate, to Greg Berube.