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Volume 24, Number 4 — April 2017

Arts Calendar

"ETSU Privilege Walk" Collaborative Project

Date(s):  February 05 - April 27, 2017
Venue: East Tennessee State University
807 University Pky.

Johnson City, TN 37614

JOHNSON CITY, TN — The Slocumb Galleries and the Multicultural Center in collaboration with The Counseling Center, Diversity Educators, ETSU Votes, the Office of Multicultural Affairs other units and student organizations invite students and the community to the ETSU Privilege Walk, every other Thursday, starting Feb. 2, at noon at the Multicultural Center.

The Privilege Walk Collaborative aims to "discuss the complicated intersections of privileges and marginalization in non-confrontational and reflective ways." Ultimately, the Privilege Walk project endeavors to "foster understanding, empathy, inclusion and celebration of diversity" among students and the diverse communities within and outside campus.

With the aims to provide a platform for discourse to understand the complexities of "privilege and marginalization," in a safe, inclusive environment with no judgment to individual's political inclinations, the ETSU Privilege Walk endeavors to promote understanding, empathize and celebrate diversity.

Each week is focused on a specific topic, ranging from religion, race, gender, environment, disability and social justice. After each Privilege Walk, a debrief session will be held to help process each session, facilitated by the Counseling Center, Diversity Educators and Safe Zone trainers. Each Privilege Walk is facilitated by a partner office or student organizations who have developed the statements focused on specific issues. Please join us as we collectively pursue an enlightened, inclusive and welcoming environment where people come first.

The schedule is as follows:

Feb. 16 "Race & Ethnicity' facilitated by the office of Multicultural Affairs

March 2 "Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation' facilitated by H.E.R.O.E.S.

March 16
— "Women' facilitated by Women's Studies Program

March 23 "Social Justice & Politics' facilitated by SGA & Honors College Student Council

April 13
"Environment & Economy' facilitated by Department of Sustainability

April 27 "Disability & Mental Health' facilitated by Office of Disability Services, Counseling Center, Adult, Commuter & Transfer Services and ETSU Votes

The ETSU Privilege Walk Collaborative is supported by the facilitating groups and the Department of Arts & Design, Slocumb Galleries Student Society, Department of Communication & Performance, Lambda Pi Eta, Communication Studies Association, and Civility Celebration. Various related activities are also promoted to inform the public of various diversity and cultural initiatives. All events are open to the public and free of charge.

For more information, contact Slocumb Galleries' Director Karlota Contreras-Koterbay via email or call/text 423-483-3179. You may also contact the Multicultural Center Director Angela Claxton Freeman by email or by calling 423-439-4851. The Multicultural Center is located on the second floor of the Culp Center, ETSU main campus. Handicapped and disability services available.

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