Social Change Leadership Certificate Creating Inclusion Meeting

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By: Caitlin Billman | cbillman1@radford.edu

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) workshop for the Social Change Leadership Certificate will be Thursday, Oct. 17, in Heth 45, from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

The workshop will cover “Creating Inclusion” on campus, in the US, and the world. The CDI is partnering with the organization Crossroads, which, according to their RU Involved page, is a “leadership development journey, customizable to your personal goals and interests.”

The Social Change Leadership Certificate is a program that will teach students how to create and achieve positive change wherever they are. To receive certificates, students must attend one of the four workshops, plus the “Crossroads Intro,” a foundational workshop for the Crossroads program. 

Students must also produce an “artifact,” a project that reflects what the student has learned in the workshop.

Other workshops will be taking place over the rest of the semester. These workshops are “Ideology of an Ally,” “Social Change or Social Justice,” and “The Impact of Culture.” The schedule for Fall 2019 is on the Radford website.

The CDI is a resource to all members of the RU community and sponsors many events and programs that represent and include everyone. 

Their mission statement is, “We seek to explore and encourage diversity to promote a deeper understanding and appreciation for people from all backgrounds.” The CDI focuses on the underrepresented communities on campus, such as African-American, Asian-American, Latino, and Native American students.

More information on events and programs from the Center for Diversity and Inclusion are on the CDI’s Facebook page

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Photo Credit: (Caitlin Billman – The Tartan)

Caitlin Billman

Hey! I'm Caitlin and I'm a 21-year-old college student at Radford University! I'm a sophomore and I'm majoring in media studies, with a concentration in journalism. I'm originally from Texas, but in January 2015, my family and I moved to Seoul, South Korea where we lived for three years for my mom's job; she works for the Army Corp of Engineers. Just to specify, that's South Korea, not North Korea. I love Korean BBQ, hate K-Pop, and I only speak a little Korean. My family and I moved to Virginia in 2018. I love watching movies, writing, listening to music, and baking amazing sweets.