Stereotypes are a constant social battle. They are heavily constructed by assumptions and misunderstandings; often resulting in incomplete perceptions of others which build more barriers rather than bridges in a community. "Am I My Stereotype" Photo Project is an opportunity for individuals to deconstruct stereotypes by presenting the ways they are stereotyped in society and contrasting these p...
Residents enjoy dancing and expressing themselves, so each week we will be playing Dance Central 3 in the lobby.
Students can break out of their comfort zones and show their moves as they dance with their fellow friends and have a great night! Dancing is a great way to discover if you are an introvert or extrovert, and it is essential to be active. Watching others dance and participating is ...
Come out to the Porter Quad and make a bracelet! Each colored bead will represent a different part of your identity!
This quarter Stand Strong Against Hate posters are about the power of words and how certain language can stigmatize and demean certain people.
The skittles game involves a bag of skittles and a group of friends. Everyone grabs a hand full of skittles and each skittle has a meaning/topic applied to the color. We each take turns picking a skittle and telling a story that aligns with that color. Students will bond and establish a community through sharing personal life stories and relating to others sympathetically and empathetically.
Students will write their New Year resolutions on a poster in the hall way where they can be reminded everyday as they walk to and from class.
Come and learn about various cliques in High School and College, the difference in transitions, while learning ways to find yourself in your first year and learn about different identities. It's national Mean Girls Day! Come and Celebrate, Immerse, and appreciate who you are and who others are!
Students will be provided a gingerbread cookie to decorate as a way to represent themselves and/or their idea of gender. A guest speaker from the LGBTQ center will guide the conversation of gender as they decorate their cookie. This program will bring the awareness to the topic of sexuality and tolerance to different identities. As well as helping students prepare to experience a drag show, and...
A social justice program that will last all quarter. It will be a weekly open forum where anyone interested can meet up in the lounge to discuss an assigned topic for the week. I will be mediating, but otherwise it is a pretty open ended program
A showing of the film The Breakfast Club followed by a short discussion about identity.
I am aiming for a very informal, but serious informative session about the LGBTQ community and many questions people have. I want to be able to inform my residents about what it means to identify as a member of the LGBTQ and what challenges those that identify have to come through.
We will serve pizza in our house lounge and ask any resident who gets a slice to participate in an activity and discussion about privilege. We will lead an activity called the privilege line, where we state certain situations and participants step over a line if it applies to their lives. We'll have a discussion afterward about the experience. We may also have residents write on slips of paper ...
We will be hosting a program for students to make brownie sundaes to learn about judgment and assumptions based on appearance.
Residents will color in pictures of ice cream sundays with colors corresponding to different identities that they find salient to them. After this portion they will be encouraged to share the picture they made with another group member that they don't know. After sharing the group will be invited to make their own ice cream provided by me, then they will return to their seats for a group discus...
How do you identify yourself?
How does your beard help shape how you define yourself? How does the lack of facial hair help define who you are? On a deeper scale, we will be tackling known topics such as ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, etc.
We will have a worksheet to help people through this tough topic, and we will ask everyone if they are comfortable enough to share how they ide...
A fun program that will allow students to talk about and explore different areas of their identities while making pies with friends. Students will be asked to bring their own recipes from home and RSVP for the event.
Residents will gather for swapping their unwanted gently worn clothes with one another and help style the clothes at the end.
Students will screen the movie Kinsey and learn about human sexuality, gender, sex and identity. Following the film there will be a guided discussion regarding the identity and sexuality. Free condoms will be given out after the event.
Come and learn about different identities and how there is more to a person that what meets the eye. Recognize the wide spectrum of identities and the fluidity in each person that makes them unique, because identity should not be seen as black and white.
Make your own buttons