Student activism on campus has been instrumental on how administrators and governing boards pass and implement policies on their campuses. The 1960’s were filled with civil unrest and protests in many different parts of the country from civil rights to Vietnam. Indiana University Bloomington, was no different. The purpose of this article is to focus on how Indiana University Bloomington responded to student demonstrations on their campus during the 1960’s. In his keynote, Vernon Wall asked student affairs staff to really think about how we ought to respond to student protests, asserting that institutional response to student needs will be remembered. He referenced this paper during his keynote.
This latest release by Solange was recommended by an attendee of the Dalton Institute as an example of the transformational power of art not only to uplift women, but to engage in and encourage activism through its listeners. During these turbulent times, even artists are finding ways to promote activism and are finding ways to help heal the nation. Please click here for the link for the syllabus for A Seat at the Table.
This article provides different resources to help people engage in critical thinking and discussion about the travel ban on Muslims in the United States. On January 27, 2017, President Trump issued a travel ban on seven Muslim countries. In the days following, the unforeseen consequences by the administrative’s actions led to outcry among the American people. This article was a resource shared by a student panelist at the luncheon.
The Power of We at Florida State University has launched a campaign to reimagine diversity and inclusion on campus. The chair of the Power of We is Inam Sakinah who was a participant in the student panel discussion sponsored by the Character Clearinghouse.
By fostering positive social relations and attitudes between different religious groups, this program looks to remove religious differences as a barrier to cooperation. Dr. Rockenbach presented on these findings during her keynote and invited attendees to read the report for additional information and resources. InterFaith Youth also presented at Dalton from the lens of evangelical students.
This institute works to improve diversity and inclusion on campuses by facilitating the most up to date research by bringing in experts from the fields to talk about the most pressing issues facing campuses and inclusion of diverse populations. Dr. Sam Museus talked about CECE in his keynote, and he also told us that it will now be a part of the newly established National Institute for Transformation and Equity.
In the first concurrent session of the Dalton Institute, Dr. Osteen, Dr. Bertrand Jones, Dr. Guthrie and Maritza Torres introduced attendees to the culturally relevant leadership learning model and encouraged us to read this particular volume of New Directions for Student Leadership, which focused on diverse modes of leadership. This book explores concepts related to high school and higher education leadership by focusing on practical applications of best practices in education.
At the Dalton Institute, this book by Ian Haney Lopez was recommended for reading by Dr. Beverly Tatum. Dog Whistle Politics offers insight to how racism is still alive and well after the civil rights era. It demonstrates how racism is alive and well in politics and how political candidates utilize phrases and words that entice voters who have prejudicial beliefs towards people of color. This also demonstrates how candidates utilize dog whistle politics to increase and maintain socioeconomic gaps in the United States.
At the Dalton Institute, another book that was recommended for reading by Dr. Beverly Tatum was Muslim Girl. This is a personal story of a girl who experienced Islamophobia and alienation after the 9/11 attacks on the United States. After a trip to Jordan with her father, she felt the need to show the world a different side of the Middle East and counter negative stereotypes and rhetoric aimed at defacing Muslim and Middle Eastern people.
Someone had asked Dr. Beverly Tatum how she still practices hope in turbulent times and asked for suggestions of practicing hope. Dr. Tatum spoke about the power of dialogue and referred us to the Intergroup Relations program at Skidmore College.
The inaugural Convergence will be held at UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center, Los Angeles, California from May 22- May 24, 2017. Specifically, the Convergence will look to enhance intellectual conversation in regards to religious identity and how to implement religious and spiritual initiatives in higher education. This Convergence was mentioned at Dalton, and its coordinator, J. Cody Nielsen, presented on religious inclusion at Dalton as well.
The purpose of this article is to summarize the conceptualization of hope, discuss the usefulness of hope, and how to enhance hope within people. While there have been many skeptical researchers about the existence and the beneficiary factors of hope, the idea that human beings are goal driven and search for pathways to get started in accomplishing their goals can be conceptualized as two components related to hope.