Quote of the Month
"You're alive. That means you have infinite potential. You can do anything, make anything, dream anything. If you change the world, the world will change."
Diversity 411 is a program series sponsored by the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center in order to provide students, faculty and staff with an opportunity to explore diversity-related topics and current issues relevant to the campus and community discussion. This event occurs bi-monthly at 12PM in the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center, Meriam Library 172 (Across from the Bell Memorial Union Marketplace). This event is open to all students, faculty and staff and aims to provide a safe place to explore diversity through sharing personal perspectives and experiences.
Diversity 411: Special Edition
"What Stands Between Us"
What if people think I am racist? This question keeps many people from asking about the issues that divide groups of people both on our campus and in our community. People are afraid that what they say may be offensive so their simple solution is to stay quiet. We want to break this silence by addressing these specific questions. A study from Berkeley gathered questions from many different Diversity Conferences asking the questions people are afraid to ask.
"What Stands Between Us" will ask questions in four different ways in order to get to the heart of the answer: from European Americans to People of Color, from European Americans to other European Americans, from People of Color to European Americans, and from People of Color to People of Color. This is a chance to have an open, honest and safe conversation about Race and the perception of Racism in our society.
What we want from you is your opinion. Each person comes from different perspective and that perspective is what we want to see in this discussion. Let us hear your voice! Join us on Wednesday February 20, 2013 at 6 PM in the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center Meriam Library 172
It's my body, I can show what I want, or can I?
In Toronto, Canada a police officer suggested that women should not dress "slutty" to avoid being raped. Bring your brown-bag lunch and join the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center (Meriam Library 172) on March 6th at 12PM as we talk about the "SlutWalk" movement that stemmed from this incident.
Bring your brown-bag lunch and join the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center on April 3 at 12PM as we explore the effects of "male ego" on today's men and the common phrase "man up!"
Censoring Music: Does it Really Work?
Bring your brown-bag lunch and join the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center (Meriam Library 172) on April 17 at 12PM as we explore the censorship movement within the music industry and how it effects today's generation.
False Perceptions of Asians Today
Bring your brown-bag lunch and join the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center (Meriam Library 172) on May 1 at 12PM as we look closely at how we view and understand Asian culture today and how values and traditions may be redefined.