Join us and contribute to the conversation about inclusivity and empowerment!
When: October, 17th at 7pm
Where: CME Multipurpose room
Empowerment Speaks is the first stepping stone in the transition from Her Campus to Our Campus. The goal of this event is to create a dialogue that is centered around the empowerment for all of those who identify as part of a marginalized minority group as well as educating those who may not identify in the same way. As Her Campus, we are working to raise awareness and we want to build a new foundation which focuses on empowerment and becoming an ally for the LGBTQ+ community as well as other marginalized minority groups. Before becoming an ally, we need to listen to individuals who identify as a part of these groups and hear about their experiences and how they advocate for themselves. We also need to be aware of the societal factors that have contributed to inherent biases. The language used when speaking about marginalized groups and to those who identify as being a part of one is very important. We hope that this dialogue serves to educate and motivate people to become an ally.
SUNY Oneonta faculty, staff, and students will be taking the time to share their background and personal experiences which allow them to effectively contribute to the conversation. We will then ask our panel questions to get us started and hope this encourages a dialogue between panel members and attendees.
There will be lead credit and snacks provided.