DMECCa Application
D-MECCa

Program Description
Diversity-Movement Educating Cross Cultural Communities (D-MECCa) is a intergroup dialogue program focused on dialogue, social justice education, training, and advocacy. The program aims to positively impact the student experience, shift and transform campus culture, and aid Rutgers University-Newark in building the capacity to create a sustainable thriving community of culturally fluent and interculturally competent students, faculty, staff and larger Newark Community. This initiative provides resources, leadership development, and skill building for those with a desire to engage in diversity work inside and outside of the classroom in order to foster an inclusive and respectful campus environment.

Program Goals
*Engage campus community in genuine dialogue to bridge differences across social identity groups, cultivate leadership, promote civility, and ultimately encourage action.
*Provide educational and advocacy platforms that reaffirms diversity, mutual respect of differences, and inclusion across RU-N’s campus.
*Develop student’s capacity and foster dialogue facilitation skills to manage intergroup conflicts on campus.
*Train and support staff, faculty, students and community members related to issues of social inequities and how they operate within the RU-N’s environment.
*Provide educational programs and workshops focused on building community cultural and competencies around social justice issues.
*Increase awareness social inequities that affect marginalized communities through the exploration of the identities, worldviews, and experiences that individuals bring with them into community.
*Create pathways that facilitate learning and understanding between groups.

First Name *
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Last Name *
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Personal E-mail *
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Rutger' E-mail (e-mail must end in @Rutgers.edu) *
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Phone Number *
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What interests you about the potential of becoming a Dialogue Facilitator/Diversity Peer Educator? What do you think you could bring to the position? (250 Word minimum) *
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In your perspective, what are areas that RU-N could improve regarding inclusion on campus and the Newark community? *
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Can you explain a time when you felt uncomfortable on campus due to someone making inappropriate remarks? What did you do? If put in this situation again, would you act the same or differently? Why or why not? *
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What do you hope to gain from your experiences as a Dialogue Facilitator and Diversity Peer Educator? *
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Please list any relevant courses related to diversity that you have completed while at Rutgers University-Newark. *
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What experience, if any, do you have with facilitating difficult dialogue and/or planning programs? *
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Dialogue Facilitators/Diversity Peer Educators are required to present a 15 minute condensed presentation about a topic that relates to diversity, equity and inclusion on our campus that is important to them. What topic will you be presenting on? *
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