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OTC To Promote Inclusivity During Loving Diversity Week

OTC to promote inclusivity during Loving Diversity Week

Loving Diversity Week is a celebration of OTC’s diverse college community. It’s an opportunity to have meaningful conversations about our human identities, experiences and interactions with one another.

Help us celebrate the diversity we share on campus and in our community the week of Feb. 11-15. Check out the events happening at the Springfield campus below, presented by MOSAIC, Green Dot, OTC Cares, Project HEAL, Title IX and Counseling Services.

Love Better Store
Feb. 11-15
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Information Commons, Jared Family Atrium

By learning what healthy relationships look like and practicing these skills in our lives, we can strengthen our relationships and teach others to do the same. Browse through examples of relationship messages designed to inspire each of us to be better and to insist on better from others. Join us in taking the pledge to #LoveBetter.

Campus Resource Fair
Feb. 11-15
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Information Commons, Jared Family Atrium

Grab some information, ask questions, and even play corn hole with campus organizations and resources like GreenDot, Mosaic, ProjectHEAL, Title IX and more.

LGBTQ Issues
Monday, Feb. 11
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Information Commons West 108BC

Come by and have a conversation about how to build healthy, positive relationships with members of the LGBTQ community.

Microaggressions
Tuesday, Feb. 12
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Information Commons West 108BC

Are you aware of the little things you say or do that may be offensive to someone from another race, religion, socioeconomic background or gender? We’ll look at common phrases and sayings and discuss why they may be hurtful to others.

Engaging Men
Wednesday, Feb. 13
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Information Commons West 108C

Share ideas about how to involve men in conversations about sexual and relationship violence. Plus, discuss ideas about healthy masculinity.

Theatre of the Oppressed
Thursday, Feb. 14
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Information Commons, Jared Family Atrium

Watch and engage with OTC theater students as they present mini skits displaying microaggressions. The skits are designed to challenge society’s views on what is and isn’t acceptable behavior.

Interracial Issues
Friday, Feb. 15
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Information Commons West 108 BC

Have meaningful conversations about the particular issues faced by interracial couples and develop strategies for creating healthier relationships.

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