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One Community: The Danger of a Single Story

Division of Diversity and Inclusion | Purdue University

One Community: The Danger of a Single Story

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2013- Feb. 13: {STEW 302} Ebony Reflections in the Ivory Tower (African American Community Dialague
This program will bring together Black faculty and staff in a panel discussion about the Black experience at Purdue. Panelist will share scholarly perspectives as well as personal accounts of how racial identity shapes the professional opportunities, social interactions and psychological well-being of Blacks at predominantly white institutions. Implications for practice and policy will be discussed.
2013- Feb. 27: {STEW 202} Voices of Diverse Women
Join us for an opportunity to explore issues relevant to women during this WRN Book Club meeting co-sponsored by the Butler Center for Leadership Excellence and the Division of Diversity and Inclusion at Purdue. Octavia Butler’s critically acclaimed science fiction novel Kindred is considered “one of the most original, thought-provoking works examining race and identity” (Lynell George, Los Angeles Times). Thus, we invite graduate women students, staff, and faculty members to engage in informal, yet critical, discussions about identity, diversity, and gender issues as they transpire through the book. The Book Club meeting will be during lunchtime (12:00 – 1:00 p.m.) and have a discussion facilitator. This event is free of charge, and a light lunch will be provided to registered participants. Check our website for updates and registration information for this event ( and feel free to contact the Butler Center at if you have any questions.
2013- March 27: {STEW 214 ABCD} Interacting with People with Disabilities
Not sure what to say or do when you meet someone with a disability? This session offers real world guidance on creating an environment of respect and courtesy when interacting with people with a variety of disabilities. This session includes a panel of individuals who will share how to interact seamlessly with individuals with disabilities.

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The Division of Diversity and Inclusion’s 8 part series “One Community: The Danger of a Single Story” provides an opportunity for faculty and staff to hear and learn from the lived experiences of multicultural members of Purdue’s community.  Too often in our society, our knowledge of “the other” (those different from ourselves) is greatly informed by the barrage of stereotypical images found in the media.  Without the opportunity for authentic exchange and dialogue, the mediated images become our safe, convenient and unquestioned truth about “the other.”    

The goal of the series is to increase cultural awareness through dialogue as we provide more than a single story.  This series complements the Division’s 2012 theme of Identity, as our sense of self is created in part by our social, cultural or ethnic group memberships.  

Each session will have a panel who share a common group identity.  Sessions will begin at 11:30AM and conclude at 1:00PM and requires a separate registration.  

Light refreshments will be served.

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