UA Leadership Education and Ally Development Retreat (LEADR)
A Multicultural Leadership for the 21st Century Training Initiative
Preliminary Announcement: Save the Date
Friday August 25, 2017 — Sunday August 27, 2017
Triangle Y Ranch Camp, Oracle, AZ 85623
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
- Privilege & oppression
- Multicultural leadership
- Civil discourse*
- And many more....
Participants will be required to bring the following:
- 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
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.
Applications Available Summer 2017
Acceptance to the retreat on a first come, first serve basis.
Free for UA undergraduates including meals, transportation and lodging
Students, if you would like to be added to a list to receive the application, email Program Coordinator Sr. Charlinda Haudley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Any questions or concerns can be directed to Charlinda Haudley.
*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.