Identities Project Past Events

Monday, Jan. 21
9 a.m.–6 p.m.
NRC 104

MLK Day Knit-a-Thon (Hosted by Service Saturdays)

Join us on Monday, Jan. 21 for the second annual MLK Day Knit-a-Thon! Stop by Nursing Center room 104 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 and to sign up on UGetConnected, CLICK HERE
Have questions or need more information? Contact Colin Burns-Gilbert at

Saturday, Jan. 26
8:30 a.m.
RCE 127 

Service Saturday with the Sisters

Join Service Saturday to extend service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day into the weekend. On Saturday Jan. 26, we’ll be sending groups to serve with the FSPA in St. Rose Convent, the WAFER Food Fair distribution event, Aptiv, and the Parenting Place. The day wraps up after lunch and conversation in the Reinhart Center Board Room around 1 p.m. 

CLICK HERE to register through UGetConnected. Don’t hesitate to reach out to Colin Burns-Gilbert at with any questions or concerns. 

Monday, Feb. 4
5–7 p.m.
RCE 127

Documentary and Discussion on Poverty, Inc. (in collaboration with the Global Outreach Club)

Fighting poverty is big business. But who benefits the most? Winner of 11 film festival awards and 30 honors, Poverty Inc. unearths an uncomfortable side of charity we can no longer ignore. From TOMs Shoes to international adoptions, from solar panels to U.S. agricultural subsidies, the film challenges each of us to ask the tough question: Could I be part of the problem?

Join the Global Outreach Club as we grapple with the business of doing good. All are encouraged to attend, and refreshments will be provided.

Friday, Feb. 15
6–7:30 p.m.
Black Box Theatre


Acting Studio Production of Student Body

A group of buddies is hanging out in their campus's scrappy theater, surrounded by plywood and power tools, when a freshman arrives seeking advice. She has discovered video on her camera from last week's party, and amid the revelry is footage of what looks like a rape. Should she call the cops? Delete the file? What if the apparent victim was willing—or the apparent rapist was someone they know? As the group debates, argues, and eventually votes (then votes again, and again) on what to do, stories from that night emerge, revealing that everyone present played some role in what happened, and everyone has something to lose.

Join Viterbo theatre students as they share a compelling story of difficult ethical questions through drama. A talk-back with the cast and community resources will take place after the production.  

Thursday, Feb. 21
7–8:30 p.m.
NRC 196

Civil Dialogue: Is Feminism Necessary?

Equality or superiority? Raising up women or bringing down men? Are gender differences important, or should they be dismantled? Join us as we engage with our panel of Viterbo community members in an important civil conversation about feminism, what it means, and if it is helping or hurting the movement for equality in the world. All are welcome. Refreshments will be provided. 

Tuesday, Feb. 26
7–9 p.m.
FAC Main Theatre


Ethics Lecture and Talk-back: Thomas Mangelsen

Legendary nature photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen has traveled throughout the natural world for nearly 40 years observing and photographing the earth’s last great wild places.

Part of the Annual Leopold Day Celebration, we will have the opportunity after Mangelsen speaks to have a more intimate reflective conversation in conjunction with the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership. All are welcome.

Tuesday, March 5
7–8:30 p.m.
NRC 195

SGA's 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 or

Thursday, March 21
7–9 p.m.
FAC Main Theatre

Ethics Lecture and Community Talk-back: Magda Herzberger

Magda Mozes Herzberger was born on Feb. 20, 1926, in Cluj, Romania. The Mozes family, along with thousands of other Jews, was forced into the Cluj Ghetto, which was liquidated only a month later. Herzberger and her family were sent to Auschwitz, where most of them perished.

Join us for our yearly Holocaust speaker. Afterwards, we will have the opportunity to have a more intimate reflective conversation in conjunction with the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership. All are welcome.

Tuesday, March 26
7–8:30 p.m.
NRC 196

Civil Dialogue on White Privilege/Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

Privilege: a special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group of people.

What does it mean to have privilege? Should you feel bad for having it? Does being born white grant you privilege not available to people of color? Join our panel of experts as they explore what white privilege means and what to do with it through the lens of Peggy McIntosh’s Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack. All are welcome, and refreshments will be provided.

Tuesday, April 9
7–8:30 p.m.
RCE 127

Hunger and Homelessness in College Students

In a 2017 survey, 20% of college students reported being hungry, and 13% homeless. Learn about food deserts, housing inequality, and other pieces of this puzzle. We’ll learn about the problems, both nationally and locally, resources available to those struggling, and what we can do to make a difference.