UA Leadership Education and Ally Development Retreat (LEADR)
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Friday Sept 7, 2018 — Sunday Sept 9, 2018
Triangle Y Ranch Camp, Oracle, AZ 85623
Free for UA undergraduates including meals, transportation and lodging.
LEADR falls on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which begins Sept 9th at sundown. ODIEX will provide accommodations to those observing.
Come and experience two days of interactive diversity games and activities, team building, and cultural/group presentations designed to prepare you for leadership in a diverse world. The purpose of the retreat is to bring UA undergraduate students in leadership positions for:
- two days of interactive training related to diversity concepts, knowledge, terms, and skill building
- networking and relationship building with other UA students
- increasing collaboration between student organizations on campus
- skill-building in the areas of intercultural communication sharing diverse perspectives, critical-thinking, and civil discourse.
We will be exploring topics such as:
- Religion & Worldviews
- Race & Ethnicity
- Unity building
- Multicultural leadership
- Civil discourse*
- And many more....
On Saturday night, there will be a culture night and celebration dance!
We will provide accessible transportation to and from the main UA campus.
Students will be staying in multi-person cabins. Lodging includes all-gender, female-specific, and male-specific options. There are also ADA accessible cabins available.
A prayer room is available on the camp grounds.
Attendees will be provided breakfast, lunch and dinner. Triangle Y will do their absolute best to accommodate students’ dietary needs (i.e. vegan/vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free), but students with significant restrictions (especially severe food allergies) may need to bring their own meals (refrigerators and microwaves will be available).
Things to Bring
- Bedding (i.e. pillow, sleeping bag, blanket, linens).
- Toiletries: shampoo, soap, deodorant, comb/brush, toothbrush/paste, etc.
- Students are expected to dress appropriately. Clothing should not promote drugs/alcohol, tobacco products, or sexually graphic materials.
- An item that represents your particular culture/group(s) you belong to (i.e., rainbow flag, cultural music, traditional clothing, flags from different countries). Students will be asked to do a cultural presentation in their retreat groups.
- An open mind and a willingness to listen, share, and learn.
- Optional, but recommended: blacklight and flashlight
- shower shoes
Drugs and alcohol will not be allowed on the retreat. Smoking is permitted in designated areas.
UA policies governing student behavior will be enforced. Read more about UA Policies and codes at: https://deanofstudents.
Registration is not open!
Should you have any questions regarding LEADR, contact Director Charlinda Haudley at email@example.com
*The following is a description of civil discourse from the Southern Poverty Law Center: “Civil discourse is discourse that supports, rather than undermines, the societal good. It demands that democratic participants respect each other, even when that respect is hard to give or to earn…’To engage in a healthy political argument is to acknowledge the possibility that one's own arguments could be falsified or proven wrong,’ says Thomas Hollihan, professor at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communication. ‘This demands that citizens listen respectfully to the claims made by others. Name-calling, threats and bullying behaviors do not meet the demands of effective deliberation.’” For more information on civil discourse in the classroom, visit http://www.tolerance.org/publication/civil-discourse-classroom.
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