The Center for Cultural Pluralism looks to provide opportunities for growth and connection through several avenues.  The following programs and campus connections are uniquely designed to equip and encourage members of the UVM community.

Programs & Events

Sherwood Smith

July '19: Abenaki Summer Happenings Program

Our Vision is to promote an ethos of community both at Missisquoi Valley Union High School and the University of Vermont that provides Abenaki students with critical thinking skills and pride in their culture so that they can become leaders in a democratic society.

Abenaki Program Details

 

October '19: Indigenous Peoples' Day Speaker

Speaker presenting on the importance of Indiginous People's day for Vermont and the US followed by Q & A. 

Indigenous Peoples' Day Details 

 

October '19: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Learn about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), a milestone document in the history of human rights. It sets out, for the first time, 30 fundamental human rights to be universally protected. Our aim is to promote understanding of how the UDHR empowers us all, to encourage further reflection on the ways that each of us can stand up for human rights, and to examine current issues related to human rights.

Eleanor Roosevelt Event Details

 

November '19: Annual Fall Culture & Social Justice Film 

Vital Signs: Crip Culture Talks Back

This edgy, raw historic documentary explores the politics of disability through the performances, debates and late-night conversations of activists at a national conference on Disability & the Arts. Including interviews with well-known disability rights advocates such as Cheryl Marie Wade, Mary Duffy and Harlan Hahn, Vital Signs conveys the intensity, variety and vitality of disability culture today.

Annual Film Details

 

January '20: Staff and Faculty Workshops

Training with visiting scholar Leeva Chung PhD. 

Faculty Workshop: FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE: THE NUTS & BOLTS OF APPLYING INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION & IDENTITY IN THE CLASSROOM

Staff Workshop: UNDERSTANDING INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION, INTERSECTIONALITY & IDENTITY IN THE WORKPLACE

Staff and Faculty Training Details

Department Workshops & Consulting

Workshop Training

Departmental Workshops

Process

  • Submit a Formal Request
  • Workshop Development Meeting
  • Departmental Workshop
  • * Three Weeks of Lead Time Required

Submit a Formal Request

  • What is the specific type of workshop?
  • How does this request align with your unit's Inclusive Excellence Action plan?
  • What previous workshops on cluture, diversity and/or social justice have been offered in your unit?
  • How will you follow-up  on the content after the workshop?

Request a Departmental Workshop

 

Consultations

Process

  • Submit a Formal Request
  • Consultation & Planning
  • 1-3 Sessions per Individual
  • Intended for Small Groups (1-3 people)

Submit a Formal Request

  • What are the specific types of issues related to culture and/or social justice you would like to address?
  • What previous workshops on culture, diversity and/or social justice involvement have you engaged in?
  • Are there any specific events or series of events that sparked this request? 

Request a Consultation