UCF joined 8 teams from nationally-selected institutions and Excelencia in Education in Washington, D.C. to engage in a session to continue work on this national project to examine institutional practices and outcomes aimed at accelerating Latino student college completion. During our time together we engaged in three core activities. The first was a meeting of trendsetting institutions framing their strategies for serving Latino students. Second was our annual celebration recognizing evidence-based practices significantly increasing Latino student success in higher education. The third convened practitioners, funders, and advocates as for Latino student success sharing and learning together what works and what more we may do together.
Cuban-born Dr. Olga Molina will be discussing her experiences as a Latina Immigrant and her passion for culturally competent social work practice.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 – Teaching Academy 130 – 2-3 pm. Cookies Provided!
You’re invited to the following performance of Mirror/Echo/Tilt on October 12, 2017 from 1:30-2:45pm in Classroom Building 1 room 212.
Please email Dr. M.C. Santana if you want to participate or if you plan to bring your class.
Mirror/Echo/Tilt is a project created in collaboration with people who are court-involved, formerly incarcerated, or otherwise affected by the criminal justice system. Through a curriculum based on visual storytelling, participants translate personal narratives into performance in order to replace a culturally embedded conception of criminality with new language so that the mind and body may think, feel, and move in a way not defined by their previous experience with incarceration. Our goal is to facilitate participants’ agency to tell their own stories and ultimately, reframe existing narratives defining the “criminal.”
This work is invested in reframing narratives around the criminal justice system with and for court-involved participants, but in order to effect change in this pressing arena, there is a need to undo the dominant story and language for everyone, regardless of one’s proximity to the system. As such, please join the artist in a public-participatory, performance workshop which will model the same curriculum.
24 faculty and staff members gathered for one afternoon each month this past academic year for self-reflection, respectful group dialogues, and introspective approaches to difficult diversity and inclusion topics.