'Listening Circle' for Students

Jun 25, 2020

The event, sponsored by the Student Affairs Diversity Committee, will focus on instances of racial inequality.

listening circle

The Student Affairs Diversity Committee at Cal U is sponsoring a “Black Lives Matter Virtual Listening Circle” for students 11 a.m.-noon July 1. 

The Zoom session will be led by Dr. Quiana Golphi and Dr. Dawn Moeller, who are faculty members in the Cal U Counseling Center

The session will be limited to 10 students who may register by emailing Moeller at moeller@calu.edu

Topics will include recent instances of racial inequality, and each student will have a chance to speak, or “pass” and simply listen, in a respectful way, Moeller said. 

“With summer and social distancing protocols, our students are somewhat isolated these days, and we want to be sure everyone has had a chance to talk about these issues with their peers,” she said. “It’s not meant to be a mental health support group, but rather more of a conversation starter. We want to provide a safe, respectful space for students to process or express themselves. 

“The Counseling Center staff is here and available and concerned about our students’ well being.”