Identities Project
Identities Project

 

The Identities Project is a student affairs sponsored cross-campus collaboration with the Diversity Committee, Breaking Barriers Diversity Club, and other campus entities that provides opportunities for our community to explore and discuss gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, social class, ethnicity, and other facets of identity through intentionally-reflective civil dialogues, lectures, documentaries with discussions, and other programs.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend these free events.

Please check back in a few days for the Spring 2020 event calendar! 

Mon, Jan 20
11 AM - 7 PM
FAC Hospitality Suite
MLK Day Knit-a-Thon

Join us on Monday, Jan. 20 for the third annual MLK Day Knit-a-Thon! Stop by to knit 5”x  5” squares together to form blankets for Project Linus. We will have staff available throughout the day to teach any beginners or people who might need a refresher. We will also be showing various videos/documentaries that tackle some of the important issues and systems Dr. King fought to dismantle.

For more information, contact Colin Burns-Gilbert at cgburnsgilbert@viterbo.edu

Thurs, Feb 6
7-8:30 PM
NRC 196

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Panel on  Microaggressions

A microaggression is a casual or common verbal, behavioural, or environmental indignity. Microaggressions can be intentional or unintentional, but the thing they all have in common is that they communicate negative prejudices. They can range from negative to derogatory to hostile, and can be targeted at any group - but particularly marginalized groups. 

Join our panel as they talk about their experience being on the giving and receiving ends of microaggressions, share examples of common microaggressions you may not have thought of, and explore how we can do better. Treats will be provided, and all are welcome to this free event!

Tues, Feb 18
7-8:30 PM
NRC 196

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Civil Dialogue on Reproductive Rights

Reproductive rights are a hot-button topic, and the range both of points of  discussion and opinions is endless. Join our panel consisting of a Catholic nun, a medical professional, a New Horizons advocate, and informed student body members as we explore the reproductive rights conversation using a civil dialogue model  to explore this issue from a moral lens. 

Treats will be provided. The campus community is invited and encouraged to attend this free event. 

Tues, Mar 3
7-8:30 PM
NRC 196

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Documentary and Discussion

Join Student Government Association for a free documentary screening and talk-back (documentary to be announced at a later date). Snacks will be provided, and all are welcome to this free event.

Wed, Mar 25
7-8:30 PM

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Theology on Tap: Faithful Citizenship (working title)

As we approach a Presidential election, it is critical to know where your values stand - and why. Join Theology on Tap for a discussion on forming awareness and consciousness around political issues.  

Voter registration will be available at this event. All are welcome!

Tues, Mar 31
7-8:30 PM
NRC 195

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Know Your Options: Presidential Candidate Stances

2020 is a Presidential Election year! No matter your political ideology, it's best to be fully informed on where Presidential candidates stand on issues ranging from health care to immigration to education. 

Join us for a session of learning which of your values are most important to you when choosing a candidate,  what candidates have said or done in the past, and the promises they're running on. Not sure how to vote? We'll teach you how to use your student ID to vote just a few blocks from campus! 

Voter registration will be available at this event. All are welcome and encouraged to attend to learn and share!

Thurs, Apr 16
7-8:30 PM
NRC 196

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Civil Dialogue on Professionalism (dress/socioeconomic status)

Blazers, knee-length pencil skirts, neckties, shoes with a heel, neat hair, no visible tattoos or piercings... the checklist for dressing like a professional is endless. Does it matter? What if you don't have the funds for a professional wardrobe? Does the definition of professionalism vary between workplace? 

Join the Identities Project and Career services as our panel of professionals and individuals navigating the changing workplace. Snacks provided, and all are welcome and encourage to take part in the conversation!

Tues, Apr 28
7-8:30 PM
NRC 195

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SGA's Human Library

Join us for the second annual, wildly popular Human Library! Meet a variety of individuals, hear their stories, and learn about life through their unique outlook on the world. Challenge stigma, stereotypes and prejudices through open, honest, and civil conversation with members of our community. All are welcome to enjoy conversation, company, and refreshments.

Interested in volunteering to be part of the library? Send an email to medgar66372@viterbo.edu or mcfrazier@viterbo.edu.