Critical Conversations

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The IUPUI Office of Intercultural Literacy, Capacity and Engagement (ILCE) is pleased to co-sponsor the following event:

Critical Conversation: The Freedom of Gender Expression

Wednesday, November 14, Noon to 1:15 p.m., University Library, UL1126

IU recently added gender expression to the category of protected identities in the non-discrimination policy.  Explore what Gender Expression means and how to support individuals who identify differently and their specific needs and concerns based on gender expression.  Explore with us these questions (among others):

  • How is gender expression different from gender identity, sexual orientation, and sex?
  • Is freedom of gender expression changing our norms around professionalism?
  • What does adding gender expression to IU’s non-discrimination policy mean?

This session is co-facilitated and co-sponsored by: Anne Mitchell, Director, IUPUI Office of Equal Opportunity, and AJ Young, Director, LGBTQ+ Center at IUPUI

The ILCE Office sponsors monthly Critical Conversations where participants can engage in a timely issue over the lunch hour.  These Critical Conversations provide informal collegial space to dialogue about issues of social justice, equity and inclusion and are open to IUPUI faculty, staff, students and the Indianapolis community.  More information about the ILCE Office can be viewed here

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Past Critical Conversation Topics
K(no)w Voice, K(no)Power: Exploring Authenticity and Identity
Who Gets to Speak About What on Campus?
Focus Group: The Campus Climate for Political Engagement
Talking About Race, Religion and Politics on Campus
Modern Myths: HIV/AIDS
Engaging with Democracy - Civics Refresher
Gender Bias in the Workplace
Bullying in Academia
Hate Speech vs. Free Speech: Where Do We Draw the Line?
The Other Wes Moore - Pre-Event Book Discussion
Negotiating Loaded Rhetoric in the Presidential Campaign


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