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Center for Cultural Pluralism

Center for Cultural Pluralism

The Center focuses on the intersections of issues of culture and social justice.

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What's going on at CCP?


To see what events and programs we have planned, check out CCP's events calendar

For more information about upcoming speakers, check out our Speakers & Workshops webpage.

Welcome to the Center for Cultural Pluralism!

Our Mission

The Center for Cultural Pluralism (CCP) is an office of the Engagement & Professional Unit under the Division for for Human Resources, Diversity & Multicultural Affairs.

The mission of the Center is to equip faculty, staff and students with the cultural and social justice competencies necessary to function at their best in their intellectual, leadership and pedagogical practices so that the University can provide the highest quality of education.

The vision of the Center for Cultural Pluralism is a University community engaged in practices that address issues of culture and social justice, with particular focus on those acts that promote critical analysis and reflection in the teaching and learning environments.

The Center’s key value is the necessity for an understanding of the complex intersections of issues of culture and social justice. The Center’s vision and goals embodied in this value through four actions:

  • Development of cultural awareness both internal and external (self and others);
  • Understanding the socially systemic nature of power and privilege through critical thinking;
  • Engagement in socially just practices that increase equity and end oppression;
  • Ongoing assessment both personally and professionally.

What can the Center for Cultural Pluralism do for you?

  • Provide consultation or coaching services for curriculum transformation and infusion of multicultural issues
  • Offer general professional development workshops, including unit specfic trainings for faculty & staff
  • Offer small grants to develop programs or curriculum focused on cultural pluralism and social justice themes
  • Educational programs and training’s for students, faculty & staff to attend
  • Provide physical space for meetings, workshops and retreats
  • Support the distribution of information on social justice and multicultural events
  • Loan library and video materials for viewing or class use on short term basis to UVM faculty and staff
Take a look at our Spring 2015 Information Guide in (Word) or (PDF)

CCP News You Should Know


Giving Voice to the Pain: Black Lives Matter

A MLK Celebration, Education and Learning Event.   

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Martin Luther King Celebration, Education & Learning Events

Over the next couple of weeks, the University of Vermont has scheduled numerous events that give those who are interested the opportunity to celebrate the late Martin Luther King and further educate themselves on issues being faced by the black community today.


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Public Lecture

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born in Nigeria. Her most recent novel, Americanah was named one of the New York Times Ten Best Books of the year and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her novel Half of a Yellow Sun won the Orange Prize, andher novel Purple Hibiscus won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize ...

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