How to respond to racially tense situations: GAC sparks dialogue

Colin MaiwurmStaff Writer

As Thanksgiving break approaches, there are a few events happening to send everyone off. One of these events approaches responding to racially tense situations in the classroom. This event will be taking place on Friday, Nov.18th from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. The presenter of this event is Stephanie Gandy who is an artist, activist, and educator in the Twin Cities. This event will not only be a presentation, but also a workshop to help instructors and students deal with racially intense situations, effectively and positively in the classroom. One of the key things Gandy will be discussing is how to maintain a safe environment and foster a sense of belonging in the classroom to avoid racially intense situations. This event is open to anyone that is a part of the Gustavus community. In addition to this event assisting in dealing with certain situations, food will also be served. Attendees can go to the Marketplace to receive a coupon for a free lunch and then bring it to the location of the event, which is the Three Crowns Room. If you have any questions regarding the event or want to learn more, contact Cathy Blaukat, an Administrative Coordinator.