Diversity Will Cure All Our Ills!

by George Leef

Here’s a recent announcement at Cal State Chico:

Conversations on Diversity — Spring 2012  As you begin preparing your coursework for Spring, please consider incorporating Conversations on Diversity into your syllabus and encouraging your students to attend. The Conversations on Diversity series (COD) focuses on the complexities of group and individual identities and how they influence one another. The gatherings provide a safe space for members of the campus community to consider the often sensitive issues surrounding identity. COD has been the committee’s attempt to expose and treat the various ills we see reflected on our campus and in our community – xenophobia, homophobia, racism, sexism, classism, ignorance, apathy, etc., as well as celebrate our differences. The series will be held from 12:00 — 1:00 pm in BMU 210 on 2/22,3/7,3/28,4/11,4/25 (COD Awards). Themes and topics will be announced soon.