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INTERSECTIONS—A Student Conference on Diversity

Encountering Diversity in the Digital Age



The Open Lectures Series provides attendees with a unique opportunity to sample courses related to diversity.

AMST 30100 Diversity in the American University
Thurs, March 6—1:30-2:45 p.m.—Stewart Center Room 214 A
Instructor: Christopher D. Munt
Topic: “Identity, Difference, and Social Media”

AGR 20100 Communicating Across Cultures
Thurs, March 6—3:30-4:20 p.m.—Stewart Center Room 206
Instructor: Dr. Pamala Morris
Topic: “Working with Older and Younger Persons”

Suey Park
#NotYourTokenKeynote—A Special Presentation featuring Suey Park

Thurs, March 6—7:00-8:30 p.m.—Stewart Center, Fowler Hall
Freelance writer and organizer Suey Park made waves at the end of last year by starting the hashtag #NotYourAsianSidekick. Since then, she’s been profiled by the Washington Post, BBC News and Through her blog, twitter account and public appearances, Suey is changing the face of youth organizing on many levels.



#TeachingIntersectionally—A Forum for Graduate Teaching Assistants

Fri, March 7—10:30-12:00 p.m.—Stewart Center Room 202
Current and prospective teaching assistants in all schools and colleges are invited to attend this theory-to-practice forum on intersectionality in the classroom, which has been designed as an extension of concepts that are covered in TA diversity trainings.
Pre-registration encouraged. Visit for more information.

#DiversityInUnity—A Luncheon for Student Leaders

Fri, March 7—12:30-2:00 p.m.—PMU East Faculty Lounge
Graduate and undergraduate student leaders are invited to a special luncheon celebrating the diversity of Purdue’s many student organizations and encouraging greater collaboration between groups of all kinds.
Registration required; $10/person. Visit for more information.

#ConnectingConversations—An Interactive Display on Difference

Fri, March 7—3:00-5:00 p.m.—Stewart Center Room 202
This interactive exhibit explores how hashtags, memes and other social media phenomena can enable new conversations about difference. Stop by Stewart Center Room 202 between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. to join the conversation!

#RockTheWalls—An Evening of Spoken Word Performance

Fri, March 7—7:00-9:00 p.m.—PMU Union Commons (Across from Villa Pizza)
Co-sponsored by the Purdue Student Union Board, this event features poets and performers from around the campus community sharing original work that highlights the intersections of their identities, differences and experiences.
For more information about performing, or to sign up in advance, email



#DiversityIRL—A Peer-Facilitated Workshop for Undergraduates

Sat, March 8—10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.—Stewart Center Room 218 D
Are you ready to talk differently about difference? Are you prepared to help our campus embrace diversity and promote inclusion? Undergraduate students who are interested in improving the campus climate for diversity are invited to attend this engaging, peer-facilitated workshop.
Pre-registration encouraged. Visit for more information.

Event Information

March 6-8, 2014