Diversity Events

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Diversity Film Series


Intouchables (*cosponsored by the Office of Disability Services and Office of International Student and Scholar Services)
After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young immigrant from the projects to be his caregiver.  Come see this phenomenal and provocative French film.
Thursday, October 6, 6:00 PM, Student Center Theater


The Mask You Live In (*cosponsored by the Office of Health Promotion)
This important film explores the social construction of masculinity and its effects on men in America.  Discussion to follow.
Thursday, November 10, 6:00 PM, Student Center Theater


Straight Outta Compton
The group NWA emerges from the mean streets of Compton in Los Angeles, California, in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood.  This film is a study in race relations of decades past which we see reflected in our culture today.
Thursday, February 2, 6:00 PM, Student Center Theater


Seoul Searching* (*subject to change)
In 1986, a group of foreign born Korean teenagers attend a summer camp in South Korea.  Told as an Asian update to the Breakfast Club, come view this film about self-discovery.
Thursday, March 2, 6:00 PM, Student Center Theater


2016-2017 Diversity Brown Bag Series


1. Clinton vs. Trump: Crossing the Political Divide
Come discuss how to deal with toxic political conversations.
Wednesday, September 21, Noon – 1:00 pm , Room 117, Flag Building


2. Immigration: The Emotional Impact
A time to reflect on the emotional impact of immigration policy on members of our international community.
Wednesday, October 12, Noon – 1:00 pm, Room 117, Flag Building


3. Making Space for Islam
A conversation about inclusivity of Muslim culture and faith traditions in America.
Wednesday, October 26, Noon – 1:00 pm, Room 117, Flag Building


4. Annual Interfaith Candlelight Meeting
The second annual interfaith candlelight meeting to share prayers & parables across faiths.
Thursday, November 3, 6:00 – 7:00 pm, Student Center Campanile


5. Let’s Talk About Masculinity (*cosponsored by the Women’s Resource Center)
A discussion about masculinity, the forces that shape it, and who it harms.
Wednesday, February 8, Noon – 1:00 pm, Room 117, Flag Building


6. TBD
Wednesday, February 22, Noon – 1:00 pm, Room 117, Flag Building


7. Crossing Borders: Experiences of Race at Home and Abroad
This event will be a panel discussion sharing experiences of the different ways which race is defined and experienced in the US and around the world.
Wednesday, March 8, Noon – 1:00 pm, Room 117, Flag Building


8. Choose Your Own Adventure: The Complexity of Identity
Discussion about how we are simultaneously members of many groups and that our complex identities intersect.
Wednesday, April 5, Noon – 1:00 pm, Room 117, Flag Building