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Dickinson College Hosts Campus Conversation About Inclusive Language

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Students, faculty and staff to come together to listen, share and learn

As part of the college's ongoing efforts to foster inclusivity on campus and beyond, Dickinson will present two workshops to help all members of the campus community explore the ways we use language around identity at Dickinson.

More Than Words is a community conversation about the challenges and possibilities of language, and a chance for people from diverse groups across campus to talk, listen and learn from one another. It will be held in the Social Hall West on Wednesday, Feb. 20, for students. On Monday, Feb. 25, a second session will be held for faculty and staff.

During the first part of the workshop, participants will share where they have grown in their understanding of inclusive language and where they have struggled. During part two, student presenters will discuss and model inclusive language pertaining to race, religion, sexuality and mental health, among other categories. Part three is when participants get to practice what they’ve learned through language-related scenarios.

Sponsored by the Bias Education & Response Team, the workshop is only one of the events held on campus throughout the year to help build and sustain a more inclusive community on campus and beyond. Students should register via EngageD, and faculty and staff, through Totara. 

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Published February 14, 2019