For more information about the DET, contact Dr. Cookie Newsom at 919-962-6962 or email@example.com.
The Diversity Education Team Presents “Diversity 201”
DIV 201 is a discussion group format class. A reading is selected on a specific diversity issue and is available online for participants to read before the class. During the class participants have the opportunity to share their own interpretation and thoughts about the article/reading and hear those of other members of the campus community. It is recommended to attend DIV 101 before attending a DIV 201 class. DIV 201 is open to all members of the campus community, faculty, staff and students. Classes are scheduled regularly and registration is via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is there a “War on Women” happening in America?
- Monday,April 16, 2012—Student Union, Room 3102 | 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Increasingly there is news and media commentary about what is described as a new "War on Women" being waged in Congress and in some state legislatures. Is this a valid claim, or is it political rhetoric? Come discuss the issue at DIV 201 offered by the UNC Diversity Education Team.
Click here and here to view the two articles that serve as the basis for the discussion. To register for classes or if you have questions, please email Dr. M. Cookie Newsom at email@example.com.
The Portrayal of Blacks in the media: “The Help” revisited
The recent book and movie “The Help” has caused a firestorm of controversy concerning various topics—from the fact that it is a book about the experiences of black domestic workers written by a white woman, to the use of broken English by the black maids while the white women do not even have southern accents. Come discuss your perceptions of “The Help” and other books and movies like it and the overarching topic of the stereotyping of black women in American culture. The conversation should be rich and engaging!
Food Deserts and Environmental Racism
A discussion of environmental racism, including food deserts. This session will support the summer reading book selection “Eating Animals” and allow for further discussion about food, the politics and sociology of food. There are three short readings recommended to inform the participant before the discussion.
- The Contribution of Urban Foodways to Health Disparities
- Can America's Urban Food Deserts Bloom?(Time Magazine)
- Food Deserts (CDC Features)
Come to DIV 201 and share your ideas about food deserts, environmental racism and the impact they have on American society. Hope to see you there! If you have any questions contact Dr. Cookie Newsom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next Steps for ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal
Click here to view the reading that served as the basis for the discussion in Word format, or here for a pdf version.
What It All Has to Do with Us
“I know that I am a good person. So what do problems like racism or sexism have to do with me?”
This open, inclusive facilitated discussion is based on a chapter from Allan G. Johnson’s book, Privilege, Power, and Difference and will include topics such as:
- How you as an individual shape society
- How society shapes you
- How following social norms can perpetuate oppression
- Small things you can do to make big differences
Intersectionality and Intersecting Identities
What does identity mean to you? When you think about yourself, do you think about gender, race, sexual orientation, age, hair color? Which do you think of first? Most of us experience ourselves as having multiple intersecting identities—the many facets of our identities come together to have an impact on the ways we feel privileged or marginalized, the ways we are treated, and the way we experience our lives.
The reading that serves as the basis for this discussion is “La conciencia de la mestiza: Towards a New Consciousness” by Gloria Anzaldúa.