The School of Communication in partnership with the Center for Diversity and Inclusion was proud to co-sponor "Share Your Story: Student Dialogues on Diversity and Inclusion 2013", AU's first Diversity Week.
For several years, the Diversity Committee for the School of Communication has been focused on the role of diversity and inclusion here at American University and wanted to turn their passion into action while recognizing student voices.
The week-long program honored the diversity that American University celebrates each day. The events scheduled included panel lectures, workshops, and open discussions about issues/topics such as cisgender privilege, political affiliation, women in Islamic cultures, multi-cultural matters, veterans, and safe space. The week was dedicated to students... and faculty and staff were welcomed to attend events.
The program began with a student panel discussion: "Our Voices: Students Sharing Experiences at AU" sponsored by the School of Communication.
The dialogue continued on Twitter with hashtag #audiversitydialogue
Monday, February 25, 2013
SOC Committee: “Our Voices: Students Sharing Experiences at AU”
Kick-off to “Share Your Story: Student Dialogues on Diversity and Inclusion 2013.” Students share their experiences on diversity at AU—from both inside and outside the classroom
Location: Butler Boardroom
Time: 1:00—2:30 p.m.
Pizza will be served
"To even be given the opportunity to talk about what we go through, I feel is very important and this statement alone helped make the event successful. In the future, I would love to see more events like this on campus. I believe not only having, but also acknowledging the presence of diversity in any institution is what helps make it stronger."