Kaleidoscope Program

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What is Kaleidoscope?

Kaleidoscope is a peer education program that promotes intergroup communication and understanding about diversity, equity, and social justice. Kaleidoscope gives members of the UNCG community opportunities to engage in open dialogue across diverse experiences and perspectives about these topics through interactive programs and workshops.

Like the instrument for which the group is named, Kaleidoscope operates on the foundation that beauty is reflected through the sum of many parts.

Our Mission: The Kaleidoscope program aims to expand understanding of multiple intersecting identities and develop strategies for effective and appropriate interactions across differences to foster a more inclusive community for all communities at UNC-Greensboro.
Program Goals:
• To raise awareness about complexities of diversity, equity, and process of social justice.
• To promote intergroup communication and understanding to interact effectively and appropriately across difference identities;
• To strengthen positive relationships amongst diverse identity groups within the UNC-Greensboro community.

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Request a SCOPE

Why should I request a SCOPE?
• To offer fun, interactive, and informative learning opportunities related to social justice topics;
• To have a safe space to have honest conversations and interactions across different experiences and perspectives;
• To challenge students to think critically about their respective identities and world view, and those of their peers;
• To meet students where they are, literally — within residence hall communities, Greek enclaves, club meetings, etc. — and figuratively, in order to maximize their satisfaction with the Kaleidoscope experience.

Request a SCOPE today!

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Who are SCOPEs?

All Kaleidoscope programs are facilitated by SCOPEs — Student Coordinators of Peer Education — who are undergraduate students selected and trained to facilitate diversity and social justice education workshops and programs across campus. These dynamic students are passionate about issues of identity development, social justice and equity. They are well-equipped to engage their peers in examining topics relating to race, ethnicity, gender, class, age, ability, religion, sexual orientation, privilege, oppression and advocacy. SCOPEs are uniquely poised among their peers to raise awareness and prompt authentic intergroup communication and understanding about diversity, equity, and social justice.

Meet the 2016-2017 SCOPEs!
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Featured Workshops

We offer an array of interactive and engaging presentations that we can bring into the classroom, staff meeting, student organization meetings, etc.

All of our presentations are facilitated by our SCOPEs (Student Coordinators of Peer Education, see below for more information). They are undergraduate students who are selected and trained to facilitate social justice programs in the classroom and elsewhere across campus. These dynamic students are passionate about issues of multiculturalism, social justice, and equity; are well-equipped to educate their peers about a wide range of topics.

*These programs are designated low-risk programs. Participants will be introduced broadly to concepts and/or requires basic level of trust developed between participants
**These programs are designated mid- to high-risk programs. Participants should have some prior exposure and discussion about the topic and/or requires established level of trust developed between participants as they will engage in deep, open discussion.

BEADS Project (Be Educated About Diversity & Social Justice)*
An introduction to diversity and social justice.
Many Sides of Me*
This presentation will examine the importance of different social identity categories, such as gender, sexual orientation, class and race, in shaping our experience. Personal and interpersonal dimensions will be discussed and issues of intersectionality and privilege will be introduced.
Who Can Say What?**
This program examines the offensive ways that people of different identity groups are addressed. The program questions political correctness and encourages students to find common language to discuss diversity issues at UNCG and beyond.
Where Are You From?**
This program is centered around microaggressions, identifying what they are and how to address them.
Writings on the Wall**
In this program, participants will explore assumptions and stereotypes in-depth.
Wearing Your P-shirt**
This program explores the many different types of privilege.

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How to Get Involved

What are the benefits of being a SCOPE?
• To afford peer educators opportunities to clarify individual identities and personal understanding of other identities and experiences;
• To develop high level facilitation skills;
• To provide an intellectual space for students who value social justice to unite;
• To form a supportive network with other peer facilitators across campus;
• To enhance leadership skills and intercultural competence of peer educators;
• To inspire peer educators to incorporate social justice ideals into their lives after college.

Interested in getting involved?
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Applications for the 2017-2018 academic year are currently closed: Kaleidoscope Program SCOPE Application 2017-2018

Check back in January 2018 on applying for the 2018-2019 academic year!

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Meet the Staff

Carla Fullwood
Assistant Director
carla.fullwood@uncg.edu

Carla joined the OIE team in January 2016. Her diverse experiences in higher education include roles in new student orientation, admissions, housing and residence life, campus programming, student development, and multicultural affairs. Ms. Fullwood is responsible for social justice education programming and student dialogue initiatives. Her professional interests include developing and facilitating anti-bias and social justice trainings, intercultural competency development, intergroup dialogues, supporting students of color, and supporting first-generation and low-income college students. Ms. Fullwood has a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication and media from the State University of New York at New Paltz and a Master of Arts degree in student affairs administration in higher education from Ball State University. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in the educational leadership and cultural foundations program at UNCG.

Shara D. Cotton
Graduate Assistant for Social Justice Education and Advocacy
sdcotto3@uncg.edu

Shara Cotton is the Advocacy & Social Justice graduate assistant in the Office of Intercultural Engagement. She will assist in the supervision of the Kaleidoscope program as well as social justice centered programming. Her research interests include students of color in study abroad and connections between multicultural affairs and international education.

Shara earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in International Business and Economics with a minor in Japanese from Appalachian State University in 2015 and is a candidate for a Master of Education in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in May 2017.

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FOR FFL INSTRUCTORS

Request a SCOPE now for Spring 2017 classes!

We offer an array of interactive and engaging presentations that we can bring into the classroom, staff meeting, student organization meetings, etc.

All of our presentations are facilitated by our SCOPEs (Student Coordinators of Peer Education, see below for more information). They are undergraduate students who are selected and trained to facilitate social justice programs in the classroom and elsewhere across campus. These dynamic students are passionate about issues of multiculturalism, social justice, and equity; are well-equipped to educate their peers about a wide range of topics.

The following three presentations were designed for first year students and audience seeking an introduction to social justice topics:
Looking for U*: This program was designed for FFL courses or courses incorporating the 2016 Keker First Year Common Read “Looking for Palestine”.
BEADS Project* (Be Educated About Diversity & Social Justice): An introduction to diversity and social justice.
Many Sides of Me*: Exploring social identities and their complexities.
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FOR STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

Request a SCOPE now for Spring 2017 meetings!

Kaleidoscope workshops are a great way to generate discussion around topics of diversity and social justice. Our introductory presentations provide the initial step to engaging in dialog in many settings. We also offer  You may either request one of our featured workshops or contact us about developing something specifically for your student organization!
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FOR HRL PERSONNEL

Request a SCOPE now for Spring 2017!

Kaleidoscope workshops are a great way to generate discussion around topics of diversity and social justice. Our introductory presentations provide the initial step to engaging in dialogue in many settings. Whether you represent a residential college, living-learning community, or are an RA, ACRL, or RHD who wants to bring a dialog about inclusivity to your hall, we can meet your needs. You may either request one of our featured workshops or contact us about developing something specifically for your group!

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