Center for Cultural Engagement and Inclusion

Enriching the cultural experience for all students

The Retreat Series

The Retreat Series launched in fall 2019 with the inaugural Empowerment Retreat for Students of Color and the Resilience Retreat for LGBTQ+ students. The Retreat Series are identity based retreats that focuses on sense of belonging, building community with fellow students, and forming connections with staff and faculty at Cal Lutehran. We recognize the intersectionality of identities and encourage students to attend any and all retreats that resonate with them. 

Contact Information 

Nicole Gonzales, Assistant Director of Student Life 
ndgonzal@callutheran.edu 

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The Empowerment Retreat is for self-identitied Black, Indigenious, People of Color (BIPOC)*. The purpose of the retreat is for students to build community across ethnicity and race, explore their experiences as People of Color at Cal Lutheran and in society, and engage in dialogue surrounding empowerment and social action. 

Student learning outcomes:

  1. Students will engage in community building with other students, staff, and faculty to foster a greater sense of belonging on campus
  2. Students will be introduced to Yosso’s Community Cultural Wealth Model and be able to speak to their 7 capitals
  3. Students will understand the intersectionality of their identities
  4. Students will engage in self-advocacy and collective visioning through storytelling and sharing 

 

*BIPOC includes those who identify as Latinx, Black/African American, Asian, Pacific Islander, American Indian, Alaska Native and Multiracial/Mixed Race people.  

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The Resilience Retreat is for LGBTQ+ identified students at Cal Lutheran. The purpose of the retreat is for students to build community, explore their own experiences in and examine the lived experiences of the LGBTQ+ community, and engage in resiliency work. 

Student learning outcomes:

  1. Students will engage in community building with other students, staff, and faculty to foster a greater sense of belonging on campus.
  2. Students will learn what resiliency is, what it means to them personally, and how resiliency is important to the LGBTQ+ community. 
  3. Students will explore their own sexuality and gender identity and be able to share their identity(ies) with others (if comfortable). 

 

 

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