To learn more about a culture, and one's self, immersion is often essential. And when opportunities for such learning are not immediately accessible, it may require going to the source - or having the source come to you. Addressing issues concerning minorities, cultural diversity and prejudice have been a primary focus of Residential Life in recent years. This fall, when it was time for 50 student resident assists from East Campus to take their annual educational retreat to focus on communication, team-building and other skills necessary for effective residence hall management, the site was not secluded location in Maine but the urban hustle of Roxbury, Mass. The result was culture shock - an exploration of differences in cultures and lifestyles, and personal challenges to each of the University of Maine participants.
Maine Perspective, "Students Address Cultural Diversity, Prejudice" (1989). Social Justice: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. 694.
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