SGA is in the midst of its annual Diversity Week, which started on Sunday and lasts through Thursday.
This year’s theme is “I am not my stereotype.” Each day will have a different theme, focusing on different aspects of diversity on campus.
Tuesday’s theme will be “Gender & Politics.” An event will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the University Center room 226 and will cover sexuality, gender and political issues. The event will feature an interactive game modeled after “The Game of Life” and students will be assigned a specific role. A forum for discussion will follow. Free food, refreshments and giveaways will be provided.
Wednesday will focus on “World Religions.” A discussion on the stereotypes of the world’s most popular religions will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Hodges Library Auditorium. Stephen Prothero’s book “Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know — And Doesn’t” will be discussed. There will also be a screening of a short film based on the book. Free copies of the book will be given away in a drawing at the end of the event.
Thursday will focus on different cultures. Student cultural organizations will provide presentations and native foods for “Culture Clash” from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the International House. A free international dinner will be provided.
The week kicked off with “TruExpressions: Not Your Average Poetry Slam,” an event where poets read their original pieces, on Sunday.
Monday focused on “Reflections of the Disability Perspective,” an event that featured a former UT student with visible and hidden disabilities. Almost 10 percent of UT’s student body has some type of disability, and disabled students spoke about the experiences at UT.
Monday’s Diversity Job Fair was also a part of this week.
Diversity Week is sponsored by SGA’s Diversity Affairs Committee. All events are free and open to the public.
Week’s events to encourage diversity within community
Published: Tue Mar 02, 2010