Diversity Topic Thursdays

Diversity Topic Thursday

The Office of Multicultural Affairs hosts multiple “Diversity Topic Thursday” events each semester. Diversity Topic Thursday is a discussion, reflecting on varied diversity issues to yield open dialogue, provide information and promote multicultural competence.

All Diversity Topic Thursday events will be held in Gallagher MPR from 2:10-3:15 p.m..

Scheduled Topics

Jan. 26, 2017: Screening of "Race" & Discussion

Feb. 9, 2017: “Accommodation vs Reform…?”
Discussion of W.E.B. Dubois and Booker T. Washington philosophies of economic progress for African Americans.

Feb. 16, 2017: “Organizing for Change”
This training will explore the development of civil rights organizations and coalitions as they aided the fight for equality. Organizations that will be discussed will include the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) , Black Panther Party/Black Liberation and more.

Feb. 23, 2017: Harlem Renaissance
Educational training to discuss the dual impact of music and literature during the Harlem Renaissance.

March 2, 2017: “The Black & White of Women’s Rights”
Discussion of the suffragist movement and underlying segregation between white and blacks of the feminist movement.

March 16, 2017: Women’s Rights: A Global Perspective
Cross culture comparison of Women’s rights.

March 23, 2017: Consent
This training will highlight “Enough is Enough Policy”, affirmative consent and what to do if sexual assault happens to you or around you.

March 30, 2017: Screening of "Suffragette" & Discussion

April 6, 2017: “Civil Rights and the Supreme Court”
Discussion of judicial rulings that influenced women rights and equality.

April 20, 2017: Netflix Documentary: 13th Amendment
Movie discussion of the Netflix Documentary that analyzes the thirteenth amendment and its possible correlation with mass incarceration.

April 27, 2017: Coffee Talk
End of the semester discussion to reflect on Diversity Topic Thursday’s events as well as offer the opportunity for student suggest futures topics they would like to discuss.