DIVERSITY TIP OF THE WEEK: Rise Above "-isms"

When: Monday, November 11, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Hornbake : On the plaza
Event Type(s): Other,Diversity,Special Event

It's virtually impossible to grow up in a world that is filled with biases and stereotypes and not take some of them in. Even though none of us wants to make unfair assumptions about people (based on their ethnicity, gender or other characteristics), we often harbor negative thoughts under the surface. And it can be uncomfortable to acknowledge these biases, because we see ourselves, and often behave, as open-minded and fair. But only by directly addressing the stereotypes in our heads can we transcend them. Rising above our "-isms" requires honesty and intentional self-examination. Though a tragedy, the killing of Trayvon Martin has spurred us to come together to do this important work. Join us at 6:30 this evening on Hornbake Mall for a candlelight vigil, and check out the week's events at diversity.umd.edu.

--Contributed by Kumea Shorter-Gooden, Ph.D.

Website: http://www.diversity.umd.edu

For more information, contact:
Jenny Denton
Office of Diversity & Inclusion
+1 301 405 1328

www.diversity.umd.edu




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