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MichiganPlayers: Cuts-Responding to Student Climate Concerns-


Thursday, March 1, 2018
1:20pm - 3:20pm


UNI - University Gallery (07A),

Event Contact

Anne Canale


Michigan CRLT Players

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Join the University of Michigan's CRLT Players for Cuts: Responding to Student Concerns, a two-session series, that invites participants to think together about the many forces that can shape campus climate both positively and negatively. Built around a series of vignettes that explore students' experiences of marginalization, each session offers a space where participants can practice engaging in difficult conversations about and across differences in identity while also reflecting on their personal responsibilities to cultivate inclusive and equitable spaces within and outside of the classroom. 

Session 1: Mariam
"Mariam" is offered twice on Wednesday, February 28: 9-11 am ( AND the same session is repeated from 1:25-3:25 pm ( This is an interactive workshop involving five actors where participants will: 

  • Analyze a series of bias incidents from the perspective of a targeted student.
  • Reflect on their own experiences of marginalizing behavior--as target, aggressor, or bystander.
  • Explore strategies for intervening effectively when they observe marginalizing behavior and for responding productively when concern about their own behavior is raised.
Session 2: Carter
"Carter" is offered twice on March 1 from 9:30-11:30 (  AND the same session is repeated from 1:20-3:20 pm ( This interactive workshop involves two actors where participants will: 
  • Consider the impacts of an 'isolated' bias incident on a targeted student.
  • Reflect on the ways they listen to others' stories about negative experiences of climate at RIT
  • Develop strategies for responding to concerns shared with them in ways that might mitigate rather than exacerbate existing climate concerns

Please contact AdvanceRIT at with questions. 

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1209115. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.