Path of Social Change

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Cycles of the Path of Social Change

Socialization

Early Years
Feelings Engendered
Anger
Guilt
Confusion
Alienation
Internalization
Cycle Continues
We All Participate
Dissonance

I teach what I was taught; parent the way I was parented. What is normal? What are the Gender issues?

Cultural Space for each Identity

The ABC Approach

A.Affirming Identity
Students need to see themselves reflected in the environment around them – in the curriculum, faculty, staff, and the faces of their classmates – to avoid feelings of invisibility or marginality that can undermine student success. Welcome New Students. How do we affirm all the identities of everyone?

B.Building Community
Ask these questions:
1. Who is reflected in our environment?
2. Who is missing from the pictures?
3. What opportunities exist for building community?
4. What opportunities exist for encouraging dialogue across differences?

C.Cultivating Leadership
1. Requires opportunities to practice.
2. How are students, faculty, staff…

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