Our mission is “to promote equality and peaceful coexistence through developing awareness of self and others, sharing knowledge, encouraging mutual understanding, and healing the historical and continuing trauma of racism.”
CARE stands in defense of these egalitarian ideals by energetically opposing implicit and explicit manifestations and socially embedded systems of bias, marginalization, privilege, and discrimination; and by confronting efforts to deny that racism still exists.
Coalition Against Racism for Everyone (CARE) advocates for a society where the dignity, worth, and human potential of each member is equally valued and respected; where our many collective cultural identities are honored; and where we all can live free from intolerance, degradation, inequality, and oppression.
Who Are We?
Members of C.A.R.E come from all areas on campus, including faculty, staff, and students. The 2011 members are:
Here are opportunities for you to take action and care.
2 Seconds- Button Campaign
COM 309 Intercultural Communication Class Campus Project
Background of the 2 Seconds Button Campaign: It takes about 2 seconds to jump to a conclusion when you first meet someone. CSP is rated #1 in diversity of all MN private colleges and universities.
COM 309 class is raising awareness and creating a more culturally sensitive climate on campus. The class will be wearing buttons for 2 weeks to spark conversations with people that they wouldn't normally interact with. They believe connecting 1-1 is the first step in creating a more culturally sensitive campus.
Psychological research suggests that we all have implicit biases and we tend to favor our own groups. For your interest, we challenge you to take a quiz here: https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/.
Join in the conversation and the challenge to step out of your comfort zone! Spread the word!
Grazie! Danke! Merci! Gracias! Shokran! Mahad Sanid! Ua Tsaug! Thanks!
February 1, 2012- Day of Awareness: Are We There Yet?, 11:45 am, BEC
A panel of faculty and students will facilitate a conversation on race relations, as they respond to the results of the campus survey, button campaign, faculty panel discussion and themes from student interview groups. The panel will help to facilitate a community plan of action that addresses the themes uncovered during the convocation.
Star Power is an activity that engages participants in understanding power and status differences in society and how those differences affect the communication and interaction with others. Feel free to contact Jotonna Freeman at email@example.com and Dr.Basma Ibrahim DeVries at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or would like more information about the activity.
This activity will take place on March 22nd in LTC 218. It will start at 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
Are We There Yet? Part II
C.A.R.E. is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a follow-up event: "Are We There Yet II?"
This event is on Wednesday, April 11 from 11:45am - 12:45pm in the Cross of Christ Fellowship. We are excited to engage the campus community in an interactive activity and discussion, utilizing visual images, to help us move forward in our efforts in becoming a more culturally sensitive community.
If you are interested in what we have done so far in the community and on campus, you can visit CARE at Facebook. If you want to get involved and get updates from C.A.R.E. please email us at email@example.com.