The Cultural Competence Academy (CCA) Brown Bag Series is designed to provide opportunities for members of the UNLV collegiate community to develop the knowledge, skills and awareness related to cultural issues and working with diverse populations. As a continuation of the CCA Pilot, the Brown Bags will assist in establishing a strong and viable cultural competence program that relies upon the expertise of members of the UNLV faculty and staff in its overall design and implementation. The target audience for the CCA Pilot includes, but is not limited to, individuals in decision making positions, current and future search committee members, and those wishing to engage in dialogue that serves as a catalyst for continued and future growth in the area of cultural competence.
Presenter: Lori L. Fazzino, UNLV Department of Sociology
Description: The percentage of youth who do not identify with any religion is growing rapidly: a new Pew study estimates the number of religiously unaffiliated people to be at least 30% of 18-29-year-olds. Further, a significant body of literature indicates that questioning one’s faith is mostly likely to occur among young adults, primarily who attend college. The Secular Safe Zone aims to support secular students by providing safe spaces and opportunities to explore their developing secular identities, free from the marginalization and harassment that often accompanies such a process. Secular Safe Zone Allies act as mentors and role models to secular students in a variety of settings, from classrooms to residence hall floors to interfaith offices and more.
Target Audience: Faculty and Staff