Bring a speaker to class to offer background on the neighborhood or organization or issue area.
All of us carry our own backgrounds and experiences with us. These experiences influence how we interact with and perceive others, they can include biases and prejudices. It is important that our acknowledge and own this background.
Methods of Preparation Include:
Assign readings that challenge student perspectives of themselves
Assign readings that challenge student perspectives of service and helping
Facilitate activities to assist students in understanding their own identity, privilege, and culture, to prepare them for working with others of diverse backgrounds