Students, Community Members Train for Upcoming 'Community Conversation'

Story posted January 25, 2012

A group of mostly Bowdoin students and community members met on campus Tuesday evening with Steve Wessler, the founder of the Portland Center for the Prevention of Hate, to learn how to facilitate group discussions that will take place during the Community Conversation about Prejudice. Wessler practiced law for more than 22 years, and now focuses on his human rights work to reduce bias and prevent hate crimes.

The Community Conversation and potluck, planned for Jan. 31 at the Curtis Memorial Library, is part of Beyond the Bowdoin Hello, a weeklong program designed to bring students, staff, faculty and community members together to talk about issues of identity, difference and bias.

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Steve Wessler (center), founder of the Portland Center for the Prevention of Hate, helps students and community members learn the skills to facilitate group discussions.

Also on Tuesday evening as part of Beyond the Bowdoin Hello, comedian and activist Heather Gold performed a one-woman show on campus, "I Look like an Egg but I Identify as a Cookie."

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