Exploring mutual advocacy for a brighter Engineering community: a dialogue exchangeExport this event to calendar

Monday, August 12, 2019 — 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

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Join us for a dialogue exchange on exploring mutual advocacy for a brighter Engineering community

Let’s create safe space to discuss stigma we experience and how we can enable mutual advocacy through our shared wisdom. Join us for a dialogue exchange. Here we will collaboratively engage in a sharing circle modeled from indigenous practices and guided by a trained facilitator. Come hold some space with us. Space is limited! Light refreshments provided. All Engineering Graduate Students welcome.

What to expect

  • Engage in a sharing circle. Everyone has the opportunity to share or quietly hold space. Each perspective is valuable and equal – it adds to our collective wisdom.
  • Discuss important topics of stigma and how we can do better together. Some examples include: What thoughts/fears/beliefs came up for you when you entered Engineering? Were they confirmed? How can we collectively do better with newfound sensitivity?
  • Build empathy together with our peers through learning to listen and listening to learn.
  • What to bring: Bring your wisdom, your ears and willingness to try something new.

About our facilitator

Liz Pfisterer is in her final year of Social Development Studies and Psychology, specializing in cultural studies, social action and social policy and social work at the University of Waterloo. She has been mediating at Community Justice Initiatives for two years and has completed her Peace Circle Facilitation Training Certification and a Transformative Mediation Training Certification.

Cost 
Free
Location 
E7 - Engineering 7
2409 (IDEAs Clinic)
200 University Ave West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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