How many times have we walked past someone on the street, only to form an assumption about them? Our assumptions could come from the way they are dressed, how they speak, whose hand they are holding, if they are experiencing homelessness, or what religious book they are reading. The truth is, when we buy into an assumption (or single story) about anyone, we foster stereotypes and fear.
Join Elaine as she interweaves stories from her life and the lives of others to examine how stereotypes diminish a person’s dignity, create divisions, and leads to prejudice and intolerance. Elaine also invites participants to share their own experiences with diversity in areas like: race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, LGBT and gender.
Incorporating powerful life lessons and original music, Elaine encourages us to identify and eliminate personal stereotypes, challenge others regarding stereotypical comments, stand up to any kind of prejudice, tell positive stories that transcend stereotypes, and share the many stories from their lives that have shaped who they are.
When we connect with each other and share our stories, we discover we have more in common than we ever knew. This program is a perfect keynote for any group placing value on building meaningful relationships in their campus community.
Date: April 27, 2016
Time(s): Lunch 12-1:15pm, Presentation 1:30 - TBD
As a result of attending this program, participants will learn to: