HisStory: Cultural Exploration and Personal Empowerment

This semi-structured group approaches growth and healing from the basic premise that life is our greatest teacher, and invites men of color (MOC) to explore personal development as an adjunct to their academic pursuits. Students will focus on the exploration of personal and cultural history, evaluating and restructuring belief systems, and the pursuit of personal power. They will learn to draw valuable lessons from their diverse experiences as college students and work to integrate those lessons into their way of life—reshaping their narratives to reflect empowerment and success. This is a safe space where students are welcomed and encouraged to explore issues of race, ethnicity, gender, and cultural trauma. Facilitators will offer prompts for reflection but participants are welcome to address whatever issue that is challenging them at moment. The group is facilitated by Joshua Dentley and Walter DeRouen—both mental health professionals and men of color—it is open to all students identifying as men of color (MOC).

Kristina Colleluori
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When and Where
September 16, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Room/Location: Mosaic Center

This is an RIT Only Event

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