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Public Invited to Town Hall Meeting on Diversity

8/31/2009 —

DuBois – As part of the Safe to Relate diversity initiative, a Town Hall Meeting will be held at Penn State DuBois.  The public is invited to attend the meeting, scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 10, in the Hiller Auditorium.  

According to information provided by program founder Peter Vogel, Safe to Relate helps to establish and sustain diversity-friendly interaction by equipping people with insights, skills and strategies for crossing lines of difference and for combating forces that promote division, ignorance and intolerance.  The Safe to Relate Model helps participants acknowledge and address the complexities of personal, relational and systemic factors that interact to create positive changes in the community.

The Safe to Relate Town Hall Meeting presents a non-threatening, interactive cross-cultural experience to counterbalance the forces that perpetuate intolerance, aggression or even violence.  It offers a safe place for a deeper connection between diverse people who comprise the campus community. 

Penn State DuBois is able to participate in this program thanks to a grant from the Equal Opportunity Planning Committee of the Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity at Penn State.

For more information, contact the Penn State DuBois Office of Student Life at (814) 375-4764.

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