Pursue Perspective

Pursue Perspective encourages William & Mary students to seek new ways of considering their engagement, both about and across socio-cultural differences. Research shows us that socio-cultural conversations are the single strongest predictor of socially responsible leadership capacity, but that’s not always an easy task done alone!

The Office of Student Leadership Development hopes to not only promote strategies for having effective conversations about and across socio-cultural differences but also to help promote opportunities all around our campus and community through which students can engage meaningfully with opportunities to pursue a new way of thinking.  In short, our goal is to share and promote high-quality socio-cultural events and resources, through which students can begin to understand the importance of pursuing new perspectives in developing socially responsible leadership.

Here are some suggestions of ways students can begin to explore perspectives and experiences different than their own. By no means is this an exhaustive list of resources out there that can you find and read/watch in order to learn more about socio-cultural differences and to explore perspectives/experiences different than your own.  There are many more out there, and we hope that this helps you begin to identify resources that might be interesting to your own "Pursue Perspective" journey. 

Within the borad initiative of Pursue Perspective, there is a need to focus on Anti-Racism work.  To that end, we have developed a list of resources for that purpose.

Anti-Racism Resources

Pursue Perspective Resources
Suggested Resources to Pursue Perspective
Books
  • The Three Languages of Politics: Talking Across the Political Divides by Arnold Kling
  • Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunities for Women World Wide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Podcasts
Movies and Documentaries
  • Miss Representation
  • The Mask You Live In
  • The Story of Us
  • He Named Me Malala
  • American Factory
  • The Hate U Give
  • Crip Camp
YouTube Videos/Channels
Blogs and Articles
Other Resources/Experiences
Reflection Questions

If you have any recommendations for other resources, please send them to [[leadership, Student Leadership Development]] with a brief summary and description of how it helps individuals "Pursue Perspective."

 

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