Come together in recognizing and celebrating the diversity that makes our community strong and vital. Upcoming programs offer opportunities for honest conversations about how racial identities develop and influence our cultural norms, helping participants understand the differences between commonly held perceptions, unspoken norms, and the realities of contemporary experiences.
Saturday, September 1, 10:00–11:30 a.m.
Fairy Tales and Nightmares
Our conversation explores overt and covert cultural messages around gender and sexual orientation from before we were even born, which follow us our entire lives. We will look at stories told and stories hidden that exemplify this reality.
Saturday, October 27, 10:00–11:30 a.m.
The Big Little Things
The small and seemingly insignificant ways we communicate gender roles and values is the subject of our October conversation. We will also discuss how we distinguish and define sexual orientation and the impact this has on people’s perspectives about sexuality.
Saturday, November 3, 10:00–11:30 a.m.
The ways we communicate with each other can start as well-meaning compliments; then before we know it, we are creating community for some and not for others. Join the conversation as we discuss the ways institutional structures persist and benefit from our growing aggression around gender and sexual orientation.