Student Affairs

Talking Circles

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Talking Circles generates dialogue and fosters leadership on issues about diversity and social justice, for a select group of student leaders.

The program is rooted around the Native American tradition of the Talking Circle. It is hoped that students who participate in this retreat will improve their communication skills, become more practiced at social interaction, and be more effective at connecting to students from other cultures and backgrounds. Talking Circles overnight retreat occurs annually in January at the YMCA Greenkill Retreat in Huguenot, NY.

There is no cost to participate.

The two-day retreat, sponsored by Department of Student Affairs (no cost to you), is for MSM students who are committed to making positive change within the immediate community and see themselves as change agents for the university. This is an opportunity to encourage growth in student leaders.

To apply for the opportunity to participate, please fill out the accompanying form here – All you need to do is hit submit and we will have an electronic copy of your application. Please note that submission of an application does not guarantee attendance to the Talking Circles Retreat as there are a limited number of spots available.

Questions?

Contact
Melanie Dorsey
mdorsey@msmnyc.edu

Talking Circles is for MSM students who are committed to making positive change within the immediate community, and see themselves as change agents for the College.

Students taking part in the retreat work on improving their communication skills

 The program is rooted around the Native American tradition of the Talking Circle.

 Talking Circles is an opportunity for growth as student leaders.