Banana Slug Share: How to Foster Belongingness in Your Life

Fostering belongingness in one's life is not always easily attainable and can be directly related to your life satisfaction. How do you ensure belongingness in your life for yourself? For others? This workshop will identify and examine the social factors that impact your life, your friend's lives, and address how you can incorporate belongingness in your day to day interactions. We will achieve this through self-reflection, group-reflection, and honesty. The amount of belongingness you provide for yourself and others can lead to healthier friendships, relationships, and interactions. We must work to ensure we truly understand ourselves and how we see one another.


Sareil Brookins, (Stevenson, 2019), graduated with B.A.s in Intensive Psychology and Critical Race & Ethnic Studies (with an emphasis on the African diaspora). During her time at UCSC, Sareil was a member of the Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation Planning Committee, Office of Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Critical Race & Ethnic Studies Student Working Group, Humanities Undergraduate Student Committee, Student Health Outreach & Promotion (SHOP), Rosa Parks African American Themed House (RPAATH), and more. She has worked in higher education as a Student Success Coach and an Academic Advisor. Recently she made the transition to Human Resources and Equity work in the University setting. Sareil wants to contribute to UCSC in any way that she can so she can remind students (current and prospective) like herself, that it is possible to attend and graduate from UCSC and keep a strong connection with alumni.

This alumni presentation is not endorsed or recommended by the University of California.  The University makes no warranty or representation of any kind as to the accuracy or validity of the information presented.  If you are in need of specific advice (for example, health, legal, financial), please seek a professional who is licensed and can provide you with individual advice.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 6:30pm to 7:30pm

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