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NCBI Building Bridges: Strengthening Communities by Welcoming Diversity Workshop for Salem State Students

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Community Building, Training, and Professional Development in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Salem State is a National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) College Affiliate. NCBI is an international leadership organization that provides training in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in community organizations, K-12 schools, college and university campuses, corporations, and law enforcement. Our own team of NCBI facilitators that come from the NCBI Massachusetts (MA) Consortium offers professional development workshops and trainings, free of charge, to the campus and community.

The NCBI MA Consortium is a partnership comprised of Cape Cod Community College, Massachusetts College of Art & Design (MassArt), Middlesex Community College, North Shore Community College, and Salem State University. 

In partnership with the NCBI MA Consortium, our campus NCBI team facilitates a Building Bridges: Strengthening Communities by Welcoming Diversity workshop for all Salem State students every semester.

Human resources and inclusive excellence would like to invite all interested students to the virtual NCBI workshop on Monday, October 19, 2020, from 11 am to 1 pm.

NCBI’s Building Bridges: Strengthening Communities by Welcoming Diversity workshop is a foundational experience that will help us achieve our university-wide goal of providing high quality, student-centered education. In support of this goal, we will strive to capture all aspects of diversity, increase the diversity within our campus community, and create a welcoming environment for all. NCBI is a great “first step” we want to share with you here as we continue to work with the campus community. 

The workshop consists of a series of incremental, experiential activities that help participants with the following learning outcomes: 

  • celebrate their similarities and differences 
  • recognize the misinformation we learned about various groups 
  • identify and heal from internalized oppression–the discrimination members of an oppressed group target at themselves and each other 
  • claim pride in group identity 
  • understand the personal impact of discrimination through the telling of stories, and 
  • learn hands-on tools for dealing effectively with bigoted comments and behavior 

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When 1:00pm
Nikki Pelonia

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