The Five College Diversity and Dialogue Initiatives Group is proud to announce An Unfinished Conversation, a new educational program designed by StirFry Seminars, to support diversity and cross-cultural communication training initiatives across the Five Colleges. This program can help our students, staff and administrators co-create a strong sense of community and build trusting relationships with one another. As our schools are also nested within a larger city and regional area, this program can help build stronger ties to the greater community at large.
The program, An Unfinished Conversation, begins with an interactive morning keynote. Following the keynote, students get one-on-one attention in our Student Dialogue Group. After lunch, faculty and staff get one-on-one support, learning to create culturally responsive classrooms and schools in our Faculty & Staff Training. The program concludes with a Community Film Showing & Diversity Dialogue, where participants will get the opportunity to view one of StirFry’s award-winning documentary films and to have an open and authentic diversity dialogue with the film’s director, Lee Mun Wah.
Keynote: "What Stands Between Us," 9 to 10 a.m. (open to all)
Student Dialogue Group: "A Cross-Gender/-Race Dialogue," 10 a.m. to noon
Faculty & Staff Training: "Diversity Conversations in the Classroom and Workplace," 1 to 5 p.m. (open to faculty, staff and graduate employees)
Community Film Showing: "If These Halls Could Talk" & Diversity Dialogue, 7 to 10 p.m. (open to all)
For a complete description of these events, please contact Stephen Butler.
All events are free, and participants are required to register in advance at http://www.jotform.us/LMWevent/registration.
Confirmation and directions will be sent upon receipt of your registration.
A nationally acclaimed lecturer and master diversity and communications trainer, Lee Mun Wah is a Chinese-American community therapist, documentary filmmaker, Special Education educator, performing poet, Asian folkteller and author. He is also director of StirFry Seminars & Consulting, which works with corporations, government agencies, educational institutions and social agencies to facilitate
diversity issues through healthy and authentic cross-cultural relationships.