Diversity Events

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

When confronted with a hurtful or even offensive remark, it’s tough to know what to do, especially in the heat of the moment.  Ignoring or running from the situation isn’t right, but most of us simply don’t know what to do, and fear that speaking up with only make things worse. During the first three days of this semester, IUP’s chapter of the national Difficult Dialogues program is offering multiple VIRTUAL workshop sessions that will prepare you to handle these situations. Register by August 21.

When confronted with a hurtful or even offensive remark, it’s tough to know what to do, especially in the heat of the moment.  Ignoring or running from the situation isn’t right, but most of us simply don’t know what to do, and fear that speaking up with only make things worse. During the first three days of this semester, IUP’s chapter of the national Difficult Dialogues program is offering multiple VIRTUAL workshop sessions that will prepare you to handle these situations. Register by August 21.

Under the umbrella of the IUP Forum for Building Social Understanding, recently retired Tom Slater and graduate students in the Department of English will host its first Zoom dialogue of the academic year, focused on racial and social justice.

American Son poster Participants are asked to watch American Son (available on Netflix) and to read the poems “Churchgoing” and “Farm Garden” by Marilyn Nelson, which will be the focus on Tuesday’s discussion.

American Son is described on Netflix as a story in which “time passes and tension mounts in a Florida police station as an estranged interracial couple awaits news of their missing teenage son.”

Please register by contacting the English graduate secretary at pkane@iup.edu for meeting and participant ID numbers.

You can also join the conversation at the IUP Forum for Building Social Understanding Facebook page.