Diversity Dialogue to explore gender, sexual orientation

Diversity Dialogue

"Unpacking Identities: Exploring the Intersection between Gender and Sexual Orientation" is the topic for the next campus Diversity Dialogue.

Moderator for the session on Thursday, March 21, from noon to 1 p.m. in Hurlburt 248 will be Crasha V. Perkins, director of the Radford University Center for Diversity and Inclusion.  Presenters will be Professor Moira Baker, Department of English; Assistant Professor Joseph Jones, School of Teacher Education and Leadership; and Director Tracey Mattson of the Learning Assistance and Resource Center.

The Diversity Dialogue will explore the intersection between gender and sexual orientation by addressing the following questions:

  • What are the salient issues when exploring this intersection?
  • How do other aspects of one's social identity (race, religion, class, ethnicity, ability) intersect with sexual orientation?
  • What are the related social justice issues?
  • As an academic community, what is RU's role?

All faculty, staff and administrators are invited to engage in meaningful conversation. Participants may bring their own lunches.

Diversity Dialogue is a monthly discussion group concerned with issues and concepts of intercultural competency, particularly areas affecting learning environments. The final session for the 2012-13 academic year will be on April 17.

To suggest future topics or for more information, email Associate Professor Dana Rose at dgrose4@radford.edu.

Mar 19, 2013
Deanne Estrada
(540) 831-6713