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Posted on: Monday, April 22, 2019 - 3:40pm

TLA Hosts Off-Campus Dialogue Session May 2

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What is our role in creating a just and equitable workforce?

Participants from the Teaching-Learning Academy (TLA) at Western Libraries invite you to explore this question during the next off-campus dialogue group to be held at the Ragfinery building (1421 N. Forest St.), on Thursday, May 2, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

This quarter the TLA is partnering with the Volunteer Center of Whatcom County, Western’s Center for Community Learning, and the ReUse-Works Ragfinery, to host the spring quarter off-campus dialogue.  

The beginning of the session will feature ReUse-Works Ragfinery and other local non-profits, and will be followed by small breakout groups facilitated by TLA students. 

The goal of the off-campus dialogues is to connect with people on topics that affect the Western community, as well as the local Bellingham community.

“Over the years, many people have requested that the TLA host off-campus sessions to better engage students, faculty, staff, and community members,” explained Shevell Thibou, Head of the TLA. “Taking the dialogues off-campus also demonstrates that Western and the local community are not two separate circles, but rather one collective dedicated to creating an inclusive and equitable community.”

This off-campus event is open to everyone and all are welcome to attend. No advanced registration is required, but faculty and staff wishing to participate in this dialogue as part of the “Wise & Well U” program,  can sign up via the online training portal here: https://westernwashington.pageuppeople.com/learning/1166.

For more information about the TLA, please contact Shevell.Thibou@wwu.edu (360) 650-7368.

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