Diversity Week at IUS targets stereotypes

Diversity Week at Indiana University Southeast runs from Tuesday, January 31, through Friday, February 3, at the IUS campus in New Albany.

This year, Diversity Week is presenting a program titled “Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts,” an activity that will address the impact of biased and stereotyped statements. Students will learn why people are afraid to speak up against stereotypes and other biased behaviors. They also will be introduced to techniques for speaking up without blame or guilt.

Michael Jackman, academic affairs diversity coordinator and senior lecturer in writing at IUS, will present the award-winning method, which was created by Leslie Aguilar, founder of the Diversity and Inclusion Center. The program, which runs from 12:15-1 p.m. at University Center Room 127, is free to the public.

Diversity Week, which is sponsored by the Academic Affairs Academy for Diversity and Inclusive Education, the Office of Campus Life and the Office of Equity and Diversity, promotes the IUS long-rage goal of becoming a model for diversity on campus and the greater community.

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