The Office of Institutional Diversity has organized an important discussion on Islam in America for Friday, Oct. 18, part of OID's Dialogues in Diversity lunchtime series. Integrating Bias and Emotion into Learning about Islam in America will be led by associate professor in the department of religion Alan Godlas:
Discourse about Islam in America evokes strong feelings and often conflicts with individual and collective biases. Rather than excluding such emotions and biases from cultural diversity learning, these emotions and biases can be utilized as rich resources on which to build a more scientific, humanistic, and emotionally intelligent learning environment. This dialogue will provide an opportunity for faculty and staff to discuss strategies for exploring worldviews and emotionally charged issues that may involve or conflict with biases.
Lunch will be provided and the series is free, but registration is required. rsvp to rsvpOID@uga.edu to make sure you are a part of this event. Too often we might be swayed in the direction of fear toward our fellow citizens, when our cultural diversity is actually among our greatest strengths. Listen, learn, take part in this opportunity to broaden your understanding.
Friday, October 18, 2013
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Tate Student Center – Reception Hall
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