As a place that encourages productive conversation and values interconnectedness, Centre College will host its second annual Building Bridges and Community Day on Tuesday, Nov. 5.
“This campus-wide event is focused on creating intentional opportunities for all of us to better understand the wonderful variety of voices and perspectives represented by the nearly 2,000 people who make up our lively and energetic campus,” said Andrea Abrams, associate vice president for diversity affairs & special assistant to the president.
Building Bridges and Community Day will primarily focus on providing skills and opportunities to foster inclusive community building. The entire campus—students, faculty and staff—are invited to come together for an afternoon of fellowship, learning and sharing.
The afternoon begins with a community lunch and ends with a Student Government Association (SGA) sponsored celebration.
This year, offering more than 50 sessions, the day will include workshops on strategies to foster a more inclusive community; panels where individuals share their unique perspectives and experiences; sessions on how to talk across differences with civility and empathy; spaces to practice emotional and physical well-being; and events to celebrate the diverse artistic practices among us.
In addition, there will be events for the children of faculty and staff members. Students will also earn two convocation credits for participating in this year’s activities.
by Kerry Steinhofer
November 1, 2019