Professional Development Courses & Workshops

Salam Association

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Salam Association is a CSU, Chico organization that aims to create a wide range of events, including speakers, to promote cross-cultural dialogue, discussion, and free exchange of ideas. In addition, the organization intends to provide a better understanding of different concepts of Islam and Islamic culture.

 

 

Salam Association

What It Means to Be Culturally Responsive!

Dr. Radhi Al-Mabuk

Faculty, University of Northern Iowa, Education Department

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The United States has become increasingly diverse; according to 2016 U.S. Census data, only 61 percent of the population is non-Hispanic Caucasian. One of Dr. Al-Mabuk’s goals as an educator is to promote social values, including diversity, inside and outside the classroom. He believes people can learn, share, and celebrate differences. In this presentation, Dr. Al-Mabuk discusses his definition of cultural responsiveness: The willingness to acknowledge the existence of, show interest in, demonstrate knowledge of, and express appreciation for the individual’s ethnicity and culture.

Presentation Time: 48 minutes

The Writer’s
Voice: Creative Non-Fiction

Dr. Daryl
 Farmer

Faculty,
Department of English, University of Alaska-Fairbanks

 

Dr. Daryl Farmer reads from and discusses “Bicycling
Beyond the Divide: Two Journeys into the West.” His book follows him on his 5,000-mile
journey through the diverse populations and ever-changing physical and social
landscapes that make up America. In 1985, Dr. Farmer traveled by bicycle
through 11 Western states and the Canadian province of British Columbia. He
wrote his book 20 years later, using the notes from the journal he kept while
“on the road.” His story takes place in the context of the world of the
mid-1980s and also in the context of his current perspective. He is the
recipient of Barnes and Nobel’s Discover Great New Writers Award.

 

Presentation Time: 1 hour, 11 minutes