Conversations of Color: Performative Diversity APPROVED INT 100/201

Wednesday, September 13, 2023
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Allendale Campus
Community, Staff, Students

Cast photos of the Barbie cast are the background of a poster reading "Conversations of Color: Performative Diversity" Dates and times are listed for the event as well as a small description.

Conversations of Color are open and honest discussions about race, popular culture, identity, and current events. The goals of this ongoing series include:

  • To provide a space to hold difficult and challenging dialogue 
  • Provide context and clarity to issues happening in the world around us
  • To assist students in understanding the complex issues of identity and how they affect us as individuals and a campus community 

Diversity in media is a sensationalized topic which many gloss over as being of petty importance. But when you stop to consider the consequences of colonialist lead narratives within media, the issue seems just as large as others. 

  • The history of media and gatekeeping marginalized stories. 
  • Recent good and bad examples of diverse casting and stories. 
  • Re examining commonly celebrated media with a progressive lens. 
  • Increasing the reach of marginalized narratives. 

The discussions are expertly facilitated and ground rules set the stage for inclusive, fruitful and impactful discussions.

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Location Information

Kirkhof Center Room 2266

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Contact Information

Mae Zurita (Facilitator) [email protected]


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This event was added to the calendar by Mae Zurita ( on Monday, August 14, 2023 and was last updated on Monday, September 11, 2023 at 9:40 a.m.