Conocimiento Experience

Conocimiento Experience: Conference on Student Belonging & Community Organizing 

At WPUNJ we come together to explore our collective strengths and share strategies to build a beloved community on and off campus. The Conocimiento Principle emphasizes the necessity of consciously creating community within the group to heighten the potential for personal growth and shared action.  

Attend any sections of your choice! This experience is open to all students, faculty and staff.  Each session is eligible for credit towards the Social Justice Leadership Badge.  

12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. UC MPR:

Conocimiento: Cultural Resilience & Testimonials. The Conocimiento Principle emphasizes the necessity of consciously creating community within the group to heighten the potential for personal growth and shared action. This is an interactive experience with activities to build awareness of one’s individual strengths and identify strategies for building a Beloved Community.

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. UC MPR:

Conocimiento: Circle of Human Concern & Inequities. Increased bonding and trust in the group can lead to deeper sharing, greater insights, increased commitment to action, and the inspiration of feeling that you are greater than one person – you are part of a community. This is an interactive experience that will focus on historical and current inequities that shape the world you live in and explore personal strategies for building a Beloved Community.

3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. UC MPR:

Conocimiento: Migration, Displacement & Community Organizing. Cultural Resilience suggests that individuals and communities can deal with and overcome adversity not based on individual characteristics alone, but also from the support of larger sociocultural factors. This is an interactive experience that will focus on the migration timeline of the United States and examples of community organizing that aimed to solve the impacts of displacement towards building a Beloved Community.

Sponsors:

Center for Diversity & Inclusion; Office of Student Transitions; Campus Activities Service & Leadership; Language & Cultural Studies Program; CTE, College of Arts Humanities & Social Science; Lambda Tau Omega Sorority, Inc; Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority, Inc; Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority, Inc; Groove Phi Groove Social Fellowship, Inc; and the Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS)

Committee members: 

Claudia Morales, Marcus Moss, Sabrina Rivera, Mary Martinez, Daniel Hirujo, Genesis Gonzalez, Yolany Gonell, Myranda Barreau, Mari Rodriguez, Dr. Michele Cascardi, and Dr. David Fuentes