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The Impact & Intent of Identity: The Power of Words

March 23, 2016, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location University Hall - Room 1050
SponsorPresident's Commission on Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and DiversityCostFREEPosted InCampus Events
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The President's Commission on Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Diversity invites the entire campus community to the annual Affirmative Action Day program.

"The Impact & Intent of Identity: The Power Of Words"

As we face ongoing societal issues of how we identify/label one another, it is important that we understand the impact such labels make on community interaction, cultural awareness and diversity, and overall human relations. 

This panel discussion will focus on the way words/labels have historically and linguistically affected groups of people (externally and internally), and look at its current effects on us (profiling, bullying, etc.), through personal and community perspectives.  

When & Where

  • Wednesday, March 23
  • 1:00-3:00 p.m.
  • University Hall, Room 1050


The panelist are member of our campus community:

  • Ebony Jackson: Graduate Assistant, LGBTQ Center
  • David Keiser: Professor, Secondary and Special Education
  • Sandra Lewis: Professor, Psychology/African American Studies
  • MaryLou Naumoff: Professor, School of Communication and Media
  • Carmen Reyes-Cuevas: Associate Director, EOF Program
  • Rahjon White: President, Student Government Association

Join The Discussion

Students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to attend and join the discussion!

Light refreshments will be served.