A&S Interns present Inclusion and Equity Week

February 25-March 1 presentations and discussions

The A&S Inclusion and Equity Internship Program will host its annual Inclusion & Equity Week on February 25 - March 1, 2013. This year's sessions will include the following: 

  • 2/25 Unsung Champions Wax Museum - Interns and guests will showcase various unsung champions who were/are committed to the fight for social justice. A few of those champions include our very own Dr. Blaine Hudson, as well as Anne Braden, Marlee Matin, Harry Belafonte, Cesar Chavez, Ella Baker, Mumia Abu Jamal, Chief Joseph Hinmton Yalktit, Shirley Chisholm, Louis Brandeis, Sr. Helen Prejun, and others. 
  • 2/26 "You Mean There's Race In My Movies?" - Our guest presenter, Frederick Gooding, will draw our attention to the ways mainstream movies use many larger than life elements in the effort to advance plots and suspend disbelief. Gooding will note the formulaic nature of these movies and how they dictate specific character patterns when it comes to race through a witty and engaging examination of Hollywood movies in our culture. In the process, Gooding will also challenge audiences to think of the reasons behind creating the proliferation of common racial character patterns or archetypes. 
  • 2/27 UofL Diversity Revisited: A Look Into The Future - The Inclusion and Equity Interns will discuss diversity and various initiatives on our campus. What programs are already in place and what is needed to advance and improve inclusion and equity on our campus? 
  • 2/28 The Real Game of Life - Join us for an interactive game that simulates privilege. 
  • 3/1 Intent vs Impact - Have you ever been afraid of saying the wrong thing and decided not to say anything at all? Has something ever come out of your mouth that you wish you could take back immediately? It is actually very common for well-intended people to inadvertently cause harm without ever knowing they have done so. The purpose of this session is to offer insights and information on how to transform many of the conversations we have around issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity. The interns will offer practical ways to quickly transform the quality and effectiveness of your interactions and minimize offending others. 

These sessions are free and open to all. More: A&S IDOP