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The 2017 Intersect Retreat will take place from February 10-12, 2017 at the Blowing Rock Conference Center.

What is the INTERSECT Retreat?
INTERSECT is a three-day immersion retreat aimed at empowering students to take positive action on our campus. The retreat is designed to help educate participants about the concepts of social justice and leadership through exploration of their own stories, the stories of others, exploring issues of oppression and privilege, developing contacts and support networks across campus, and developing skills to be an ally to many different groups.  INTERSECT participants explore systemic and institutional issues of power and privilege and learn how to apply their knowledge to become effective change agents.

Who is it for?
INTERSECT is for students who have a basic understanding of diversity and social justice and are now looking to make a difference in their communities.  INTERSECT focuses on skills for organizing, activism, and becoming a change agent. Priority will be given to students and club and organization members who are returning to Appalachian State for the 2017-2018 school year.

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Description

The core objectives of the INTERSECT Social Justice Retreat are for participants to:
- understand one's own cultural backgrounds
- listen to the experiences and stories of others
- learn about the roots of specific forms of oppression and privilege
- discover ways to address everyday bias, stereotypes, and discrimination as an ally (or someone who isn’t personally impacted, but who is responsible based on their privilege)
- describe and exemplify ways to create positive change and promote inclusion on campus
- to encourage coalition building between individual students and groups/organizations across differences.

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Contact Person

Dustin Evatt

Contact Person's Email Address
Contact Person's Phone Number

(828) 262-6252