This year’s conference theme examines "Dialogue as a Transformative Tool of Social Change." Sessions will focus on “dialogue” itself and what its purposefulness is in constructive social change. It will also provide a framework to showcase how Multicultural Affairs has grounded much of its work in intergroup dialogistic practices over the past ten years.
In honor of the tenth anniversary of Multicultural Affairs, we are compiling stories from students and alumni about their involvement with OMA and the impact its programs, services, and staff have had on their Columbia experiences.
We are accepting both written and video submissions. Please note the format guidelines for each:
The ROOTEd team of peer facilitators is trained in issues of power, privilege and oppression and how this translates on a diverse college campus. Facilitators examine their own personal and cultural place in contemporary society through innovative exercises and are trained to be facilitators around diversity issues.
Application is due on December 5, 2014, by 5:00 p.m. EST.
Through the Multicultural Affairs Advisory Board and the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Diversity Initiative Grant is available to Columbia-recognized student organizations to support events that fulfill at least two of the following objectives: foster diversity education, promote multicultural awareness, and create avenues for cross-cultural dialogue.
Under1Roof is a required program for all incoming first year students in Columbia College and Columbia Engineering. It explores how we individually and collectively create an inclusive community at Columbia University. It provides the framework on how intergroup understanding and community building are achieved through continual engagement and education about the different social identities that all students bring to campus. It is the exciting beginning of a sustained dialogue that we hope will last throughout a student’s education here and beyond.