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Cultural Conversations: Coffee Talks

Student Engagement

Multicultural Programming

Groups Served
Collegiate, Graduate, Postbaccalaureate

Program Website
Visit the Program Website

Contact Information
Jones, Byron
bjones164@gsu.edu

Address
55 Gilmer Street
Atlanta, GA 30303

Campus
Atlanta

Funding

Institutional Funding (e.g., President's Office, Provost Office, College or Academic Unit, Departmental Funding)

Overview

Civic Engagement hosts Coffee Talks on the first and third Tuesday morning during the Spring/Fall (this will be moved to virtual meetings in Fall) Different social issues are discussed, with guests from nonprofit partners. The purpose of the event is to provide students with the opportunity to communicate in a civic context and to express, listen and adapt ideas and messages based on others' perspectives.

Benefits

1, Awareness of community resources
2. Community building with non-profits
3. Able to make connect one’s own academic discipline to civic engagement and to one’s own participation in
civic life, politics and government.

Supplemental Materials

Coffee Talks Flyer

Discipline Focus
Not discipline specific (University-Wide)

Diversity Group ( Social Identity)
Gender, Political Ideology, Race/Ethnicity, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Socioeconomic Status

Race/Ethnic Group
Does not provide racial/ethnic minority group specialized programming

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 2: Multicultural Programming

Established
01/01/2014

Number Served

Notable Leaders, Stakeholders, or Speakers

Research Routines, Responsibilities and Activities

Program sponsored (in-house) professional development sessions/ training/coursework (e.g., workshops, test preparation, mini-courses, specialized course, conference presentations, resume/cv building, modules, professional development etiquette, facilitated discussion, panel, summit, educational programming, speaker series)

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

The event encourages students to participate in civic dialogue by facilitating discussions of current and social justice issues

Self-efficacy Emphasis

Development of communication skills through facilitated civic dialogue

Acknowledgement/Affirmation of Identity, Strengths, Needs

The event encourages students to participate in civic dialogue by facilitating discussions of current and social justice issues

Examples of Inclusionary Practices and Activities

Structured Dialogues and Interactions (e.g. lab discussions, one-on-one sessions, virtual dialogues)

Participant Empowerment

None of the above

Mentoring Components

Mentoring is not used in our program

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

The intention of our “Coffee Talks” are to discuss current social justice topics and to encourage voices from multiple perspectives.

Evaluation Methods

program survey(s)

Anticipated Participant Outcomes
Not Applicable

Outcome Milestones

“…”

Key Performance Indicators

Survey results, using Civic Values Rubric

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 2: Multicultural Programming

Established
01/01/2014

Number Served

Notable Leaders, Stakeholders, or Speakers

Research Routines, Responsibilities and Activities

Program sponsored (in-house) professional development sessions/ training/coursework (e.g., workshops, test preparation, mini-courses, specialized course, conference presentations, resume/cv building, modules, professional development etiquette, facilitated discussion, panel, summit, educational programming, speaker series)

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

The event encourages students to participate in civic dialogue by facilitating discussions of current and social justice issues

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

Development of communication skills through facilitated civic dialogue

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

The event encourages students to participate in civic dialogue by facilitating discussions of current and social justice issues

Inclusionary practices/activities utilized in your program:

Structured Dialogues and Interactions (e.g. lab discussions, one-on-one sessions, virtual dialogues)

Participant Empowerment

None of the above

Mentoring Components

Mentoring is not used in our program

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

The intention of our “Coffee Talks” are to discuss current social justice topics and to encourage voices from multiple perspectives.

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

program survey(s)

Anticipated participant outcomes for your program:

Not Applicable