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Grub and Grapple

Offered by the Office for Social Justice and Diversity and the President’s Commission on Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Diversity.

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Come join us for our monthly opportunity to tackle the difficult issues in civil discussion, while having a bite to eat. All are welcome!

Upcoming Topics of Discussion

Race, Privilege, and Justice System

  • Monday, October 14, 2019
  • 12-1 p.m., Student Center Annex, Room 112

Join the conversation as we grapple with looking at the justice system through the privilege of race. We focus on analyzing the “Varsity Blues Cases in respect of two black parents who were sentence to prison for changing falsifying their address to send their children to better preforming secondary school. We will also look at how the outcomes of these cases effect marginalized students and community members on our campus.

Challenging Ableism and Intellectual Disabilities in the Campus Community

  • Monday, November 4, 2019
  • 12-1:30 p.m., Student Center, Room 411

How do we view our day-to-day interactions with students who have a physical or intellectual disabilities? Is our campus equip to answer the needs of this community? What are language are we using when we discuss student who may have disabilities. Come join the conversation as we grapple to understand the needs of this marginalized community.

Religious and Faith Privilege

  • Monday, December 2, 2019
  • 12-1:30 p.m., Student Center, Room 411

Most of us were socialized to with the concept that we do not talk about politics or religion, well this conversation is here burst the top off of this taboo topic. Come join in the conversation were we grapple in understanding common faith privileges some have while others do not. How do we come to understand our privilege when it comes to faith, spirituality and traditions? Why are some people disadvantaged and discriminated against based off other faith identity? How can we learn from others who may not have the same privileges as others?