Purpose: Community Circles (CCs) are a space where students can find community from others based on a shared, similar identity. Students who choose to participate will engage in conversations about their identities, how they may intersect with other identities that they hold and their educational experiences.
Goals of CCs:
- To build a community where students with similar identities can spend time together
- To bring to light the needs of students to implement future programming or create change in the L&C community to support students.
- To recognize how our identity and education intersect.
- To create an opportunity for identity exploration.
Want to lead a Community Circle?
Connect with an IME staff member to learn how! You do not need to be an expert on your identity as everyone has a different lived experience. We thank you for creating space for others that may share a similar identity through a small compensation for hosting! Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Examples of past Community Circles:
- Asian Diaspora Pacific Islander
- BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color)
- BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Men
- Black/African American
- First-Generation identifying
- Marginalized Identities
- Queer & Trans People of Color