• Message from President
Moving Beyond Borders: Cross Cultural Exchanges
This program provides students, faculty, and staff with the opportunity to explore and expand their knowledge about different cultures and communities, to learn about their history, and experience getting to know their “neighbors”.
Each semester trips are coordinated to various communities in the tri-state area. Travel has included a walking tour of Harlem and the immigrant communities of the lower eastside in New York, Ellis Island, Lackawanna Coal Mine and Eckley Village, Ironbound Section in Newark, New Jersey and the Amish and Mennonite communities in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Dinner and Dialogue
We explore and experience different ethnic eateries in the Lehigh Valley and learn about their culture, traditions, and history. It is our intent to help the Moravian community learn about its neighbors in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding communities.
This program brings prominent scholars, social justice activists, artists, and educators to campus to discuss topics related to: human rights, social justice, inequality, history, diversity and current social issues.
We have been honored to have speakers such as: Dr. Bertice Berry, Dr. Manning Marable, Sonia Sanchez, Felipe Luciano, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Dr. Mary Frances Berry, Joe Hernandez-Kolski, Naomi Tutu, Dr. Jane Lazarre, Saul Williams, Enrique Morones, Joo-Hyun Kang, Dr. Jack Levin, Dr. Mary Romero, Dr. James Cone, Donna Brazile, Patricia J. Williams, Hector Cantu, Dr. Peggy McIntosh, Susan L. Taylor, Tim Wise
Throughout the year workshops are offered that focus on cultural awareness and social justice education. In these sessions we explore identity development, prejudice, stereotypes, the “isms”, and strategies to improve one’s understanding of the “other” as well as one’s own blind spots.
Our goal is simple: to engage individuals in meaningful dialogues that enhance their understanding and awareness!
In collaboration with the Office of Human Resources workshops are held for faculty and staff on cultural awareness, inclusion, and diversity related issues.