"If These Halls Could Talk" Diversity Workshop Back Again, April 5

A focus on how to create an environment of trust and a sense of community where similarities and differences are valued, acknowledged, and found useful.

Lee Mun WahLee Mun Wah is an internationally renowned Chinese American documentary filmmaker, author, poet, Asian folk teller, educator, and community therapist and master diversity trainer.

Following up on his very successful program here in the fall, Lee Mun Wah is coming back to SSU on Friday April 5, 8:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., in the Cooperage using the latest version of his film “If These Halls Could Talk.

There is no charge for the program but tickets must be picked up at the Student Union box office. Light refreshments will be provided.

In the summer of 2010, Lee Mun Wah brought together eleven college students from around the country to explore issues of race on their campuses. In the process of sharing their stories and different life experiences with each other, they discover and expose the complexity and anguish that accompany those experiences, while trying to be understood and validated in a predominantly white environment.

If halls Could TalkTheir stories are starkly emotional and the issues they provoke are equally perplexing, begging to be heard and confronted.

This program provides basic, practical techniques on how to develop alliances and a sense of community between multicultural groups. Much focus will be on how to create an environment of trust and a sense of community where similarities and differences are valued, acknowledged, and found useful.

 

For more information contact Bruce Berkowitz at berkowitz@sonoma.edu.