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Black Women's Dialogue

University-Wide

Multicultural Programming

Groups Served
Collegiate

Program Website
N/A

Contact Information
Dr. Jeana Griffith
jgriffith13@gsu.edu

Address
75 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303

Campus
Atlanta

Funding

Multiple Sponsors

Overview

This program is a collaboration with the Office of Black Student Achievement. It provides a safe space for women of color to discuss issues impacting them as Black women on a college campus.We discuss a variety of topics including self-care, racial identity, racism, relationships, hair, skin color, how we treat each other as black women, intersecting identities and issues related to being first generation college students.

Benefits

This is a safe space for women of color to dialogue about issues impacting them as people of color on a college campus. It provides student engagement, role models, awareness of issues impacting them and coping strategies to help them manage the stressors associated with being a woman of color.

Supplemental Materials

Black Women’s Dialog Description

Discipline Focus
Not discipline specific (University-Wide)

Diversity Group ( Social Identity)
First Generation, Gender, Race/Ethnicity, Sexual Orientation, Socioeconomic Status

Race/Ethnic Group
Black

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 2: Multicultural Programming

Established
11/10/2015

Number Served
101-500

Notable Leaders, Stakeholders, or Speakers

Dr. Jeana Griffith

Research Routines, Responsibilities and Activities

Celebrations of diverse groups (e.g. Black history, Asian American/ Pacific Islander Heritage, etc.), Community outreach (e.g., townhall, alumni engagement, meetings to gauge community perception or campus constituents, movements)

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

During Black History Month we celebrate relationships in the black community.

Self-efficacy Emphasis

Dialogue and speakers

Acknowledgement/Affirmation of Identity, Strengths, Needs

During Black History Month we celebrate relationships in the black community.

Examples of Inclusionary Practices and Activities

Structured Dialogues and Interactions (e.g. lab discussions, one-on-one sessions, virtual dialogues), Creation of a Safe space/ climate/environment

Participant Empowerment

None of the above

Mentoring Components

Mentoring is not used in our program

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

Events that provide opportunities for participants to discuss their journey, ask questions and provide an evaluation.

Evaluation Methods

average attendance to events, program survey(s)

Anticipated Participant Outcomes

attendance

Key Performance Indicators

Event attendance, survey ratings

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 2: Multicultural Programming

Established
11/10/2015

Number Served
101-500

Notable Leaders, Stakeholders, or Speakers

Dr. Jeana Griffith

Research Routines, Responsibilities and Activities

Celebrations of diverse groups (e.g. Black history, Asian American/ Pacific Islander Heritage, etc.), Community outreach (e.g., townhall, alumni engagement, meetings to gauge community perception or campus constituents, movements)

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

During Black History Month we celebrate relationships in the black community.

Please describe how your program addresses self-efficacy (one's beliefs in their own ability to execute behaviors necessary to perform) in its participants?

Dialogue and speakers

How does your program acknowledge or affirm individuals’ different identities, strengths, or needs?

During Black History Month we celebrate relationships in the black community.

Inclusionary practices/activities utilized in your program:

Structured Dialogues and Interactions (e.g. lab discussions, one-on-one sessions, virtual dialogues), Creation of a Safe space/ climate/environment

Participant Empowerment

None of the above

Mentoring Components

Mentoring is not used in our program

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

Events that provide opportunities for participants to discuss their journey, ask questions and provide an evaluation.

Evaluation methods are used to substantiate the program’s outcomes:

average attendance to events, program survey(s)

Anticipated participant outcomes for your program:

attendance