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Diversity & Social Justice Programs
Governors State University is recognized as one of the most diverse institutions of higher education in the State of Illinois. Consequently, we are committed to campus-wide efforts that affirm the diversity represented within the University community and the value and vitality that pluralism brings to our individual and collective experience. Through the Student Life Unit, the university coordinates special events, workshops, meetings and programs that recognize the ethnic and cultural diversity of the campus as a community strength.
Upcoming Programs and Involvement Opportunities
Clothesline Project and Silent Witness Demonstration
Honoring Survivors and their Families
Clothesline Project features a healing display of t-shirts made by our volunteers, staff, and client, representing artist portrayals of the pain and healing of child abuse, sexual assault, and domestic violence.
Silent Witness Demonstration features life-sized figures honoring those who have lost their lives to violence in our community.
Sponsored by GSU Student Coalition for Diversity and Social Justice and YWCA South Suburban Center in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month
for more information contact Amanda Evans at 708.754.0486, ext. 2225 or email@example.com. Visit www.ywcachicago.org
The Student Coalition for Diversity and Social Justice
The Offices of Student Life and International Students are now accepting applications for "The Student Coalition for Diversity and Social Justice." The Coalition's mission is to encourage an accepting environment where students can embark upon a journey of education and empowerment through discovering similarities, differences, and challenges. Representatives will challenge stereotypes, biases and prejudices through advocacy, education, and building community awareness. Applicants can be either undergraduate or graduate students committed to diversity and social justice issues and willing to commit to a one-year term. For additional information, contact Vanessa Newby, Director of Student Life, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 708.534.4551.
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