Inclusion & Multicultural Services (IMS) creates and fosters an all-inclusive campus community that cultivates a safe and welcoming environment for underrepresented student populations. IMS promotes academic and personal growth, through mentoring, multicultural and LGBTQA programs, and campus wide initiatives. Our department instills a respect for diversity through our commitment to equity and justice.
Inclusion and Multicultural Services is committed towards creating an inclusive, affirming and just campus community.
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National Conference on Leadership and Diversity
Tunnel of Oppression
Friday April 22nd, 2016
The Tunnel of Oppression is an event that will be held as the first part of NCDL’s two-day conference. The Tunnel of Oppression is an immersive, first-hand encounter of different forms of oppression. This will include interactive monologues, fine art and multimedia presentations that depict themes such as ability, class, body image, immigration, homophobia, religious oppression, relationship violence, sexism and race. Following the Tunnel, participants will partake in a processing session to discuss their experiences and learn how as a community we could rethink our role, re-imagine how we could create positive social change, and how, both independently and as a community, we could put our thoughts into action.
Leadership and Diversity Conference
Northern Arizona University’s United Diversity Council and Associated Students for Women’s Issues will host the first National Conference on Leadership and Diversity on April 22nd & 23rd 2016. The conference, which will be held on Saturday April 23rd, 2016 is themed: “We Are All Seeds: See Diversity Through Our Eyes”. This encompasses topics such as, but not limited to, stereotypes; anti-blackness; LGBTQIAP; intersecting identities; school to prison pipeline; the prison industrial complex; machismo; ableism; homelessness, expanding higher education for students of color and LGBTQIA students, social movements and activism, and portrayals of cultural histories. In addition to the conference we will also feature the “Tunnel of Oppression,” a series of installments depicting forms of oppression and injustice followed by discussion and reflection.