What were your reactions to “Do The Right Thing,” the first movie in our Social Justice Film Series this semester?
-How are different racial and ethnic groups portrayed in relation to one another?
-How do material possessions define and reflect identity? (for example, Buggin’ Out’s shoes, Raheem’s radio, and Sal’s pizzeria)
-What is the “right thing” referring to? Who does the right thing? Does anyone? Is there a right thing?
This semester, we’ll be showing four feature films that deal with social justice issues as a series. After each screening, we’ll provide discussion prompts via Tumblr and Twitter (@lcpub).
-Do The Right Thing February 20 7:30 pm (Presented in collaboration with the Office of Multicultural Affairs’ Black Heritage Month programming)
-To Kill A Mockingbird March 4 7:00 pm
-Remember The Titans March 20 7:00 pm
-Inglourious Basterds April 17 7:00 pm
Do opposites attract? Come find out at the Pluralism and Unity Board sponsored Speed Dating session on February 13th!
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, you might just find the hipster/jock/hippie/musician/nerd/artist of your dream—or at least make some new friends—at this night of mingling and conversation. This event will break down the barriers that might have stopped you from approaching people outside of your respective clique (even if you’re its only member!).
At the very least, you’ll gain a new appreciation for the nuances and quirks of the students at LC and at the very best, you’ll develop relationships you hadn’t before thought possible.
Did we mention FREE DESSERT AND DRINKS?
Here’s how it will work:
When you arrive, you’ll find name tags that list stereotypical Lewis & Clark cliques. Choose the one that you think others might perceive you to be in. Of course, labels are only skin deep, and as you talk with people from different groups your job is to show a side of yourself that isn’t immediately apparent - you’ll be debunking common conceptions while at the same time gaining insight and finding commonalities with people from different groups.
More info here.
Please answer the following questions and email your responses to email@example.com
How many credit hours do you plan to take during the Spring 2013 semester?
Would you be able to continue on the Executive Board in the Fall of 2013?
Will you be studying abroad anytime between now and Spring of 2014?
How are issues of identity, diversity, culture, and social justice important to your experience at LC?
What do you know about the Pluralism & Unity Board, and what interests you about participating in PUB as a new diversity programming initiative?
What would you like to see change/emerge on the LC campus as result of the presence of the Pluralism & Unity Board? What role could you play to help make this happen?
Please discuss any prior student involvement (campus organizations, jobs/internships, leadership positions, committees, etc.) that you think relate to the experiences of providing leadership this programming board.
What are your planned time commitments for the Spring 2013 semester and how would serving on the Executive Board fit with those other commitments?
Thank you for filling out the Application!!
**We ask the Executive Board to attend a leadership retreat and PUB. Exact schedules will be set after the executive board selection progress.
Thanks to all who came to the first installment of our social justice film series! We invite you to respond to these questions or post your reaction to the film.
-Do you think it is okay for the movie to use racial slurs in the context of making a point about racism?
-What is your reaction to Walt? Is he a hero?
-In what ways do you think the movie perpetuated or challenged racial stereotypes?
PUB is seeking new members to join our board. We will be holding a casual meet-and-greet over dinner in the Bon on Tuesday, November 13 from 5:30-6:30. If you’re interested, stop by to chat with current board members, learn more about our programs, and find out how you can get involved.
accepting and perpetuating stereotypes about your own identity
[Watch this space for a new PUBword every week: language you can use in dialogues about diversity, identity, multiculturalism, and pluralism.]
Check out our Full Disclosure display, set up in the Council Chamber foyer through next Monday. See every past response and add your own thoughts to the dialogue.