Facing You, Facing Me

Race, Class & Gender Among U.C. Berkeley Student Leaders

Co-sponsored by the University of California, Berkeley Ethnic Studies Department, Facing You, Facing Me brings together student leaders to address interracial conflict and understanding.  In the past this has included student body presidents from Marin to San Francisco’s Hunters Point and from East L.A. to Beverly Hills.

In an experiential/student centered course, participants from extremely diverse racial and class backgrounds develop intimate bonds, as individuals, while confronting personal prejudice and institutional racism.

For more information, please see this article at Diversity Digest by David Stark, Director of Stiles Hall, and Jerlena Griffin, Director of Residential Living and New Student Services.

To learn more, read Meeting of Diversity in Stiles Hall class “Facing you, facing me” published in the Daily Cal:  

“The class’s primary aim, ultimately, is not to forge unlikely friendships or to provoke conversation into conflict. It is not even to counter the intolerance exhibited by this country’s current political system.”

“What’s Race Got To Do With It?” (2009)