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Human Relations Summit

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What can you do to improve Race Relations?

Join fellow CSULB students in this 3 DAY ALL EXPENSES PAID WEEKEND to Camp Cedar Lake. Promote social justice by sharing your cultural experiences with others. Learn about the cultural experiences of others within your culture. Be part of a diverse group who seek to improve race relations. Free meals, room, board and transportation are provided.

The purpose of the Human Relations Summit is to promote self-respect, mutual respect, and the valuing of differences. The summit will utilize an experiential format designed to promote dialogue among participants. Participants will engage in an awareness raising process that explores the impact of stereotypes and bias on interactions. Issues such as ethnic identity as well as the realities of racism, sexism, and systems of oppression will be explored.

Participants will learn with and from each other in a diverse group setting by participating in structured learning activities and group discussions. The summit will help us explore methods of reducing inter- and intra- group conflict, and work to advance social justice by actively engaging in a process of dialogue with the goal of promoting positive inter-group relations at CSULB.

  • Actively engage students in personal / interpersonal development.
  • Explore the role of culture in our lives.
  • Exchange differences in a mutually respectful environment.
  • Explore assumptions that underlie expressions of prejudice, bias, and bigotry.
  • Enhance effectiveness in cross cultural communication and problem solving capabilities.
  • Promote positive intra & inter-group relations at CSULB.
  • Acknowledge and celebrate the diversity of our CSULB community.

Here's what past participants had to say:

"I would recommend this to other CSULB students because it was the first step in breaking down stereotypes."
"It was an experience I never could have received in the classroom."
"It was an unexpected experience that helped me grow emotionally and mentally."

More about the Summit

For years, the Division of Student Services and the co-sponsors of the summit have provided programs and events which students have found to be educational and socially beneficial. Taking place at Camp Cedar Lake, the Human Relations Summit is an opportunity for students to become more knowledgeable about our culturally diverse society. One of our goals is to provide an environment where students will gain a sense of themselves and their culture while learning about other perspectives. At the summit, future leaders will expand their minds, skills, and horizons. With trust, cooperation and enthusiasm, they will cross barriers of ethnicity, race, gender and religion. We especially aim to help participants learn to:

  • Recognize when cultural factors may be influencing interpersonal dynamics.
  • Enhance cross-cultural communication.
  • Build teams that promote the ideals of a mutually respectful multicultural campus and community.