Conversations on Contemporary Social Concerns

These open forums provide an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to have collegial discussion and debate around current hot button issues impacting a societal need that many people on campus are thinking about but not collectively discussing. For more information, contact William Britto, student affairs advisor II for multicultural education and competence or call 404-413-1584.

Fall 2017 Pop Talks Series:
Pop Talks: Am I Educated?
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
12:15 – 2 p.m.
Multicultural Center Lounge, Suite 206, Student Center East

Pop Talks: Confronting the Silence: Suicide
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
12:15 – 2 p.m.
Multicultural Center Lounge, Suite 206, Student Center East

Pop Talks: From Minorities to Majorities: Growth of a Nation
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
12:15 – 2 p.m.
Multicultural Center Lounge, Suite 206, Student Center East

Pop Talks: No Pain, No Gain
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
12:15 – 2 p.m.
Multicultural Center Lounge, Suite 206, Student Center East

Pop Talks: Food Culture, Eating Disorders
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
12:15 – 2 p.m.
Multicultural Center Lounge, Suite 206, Student Center East

Description: Pop Talks are informal weekly discussions (every Wednesday) about pop culture, national news, global events, hot button issues, social needs and/or anything related to multiculturalism, inclusion, diversity and justice. Students should bring their own lunch, something they want to discuss and a willingness to think about the world. The Multicultural Center will provide a facilitator, pop (sodas) and pop tarts!

Fall 2017 Rep Yo’ City Series:
Rep Yo’ City: Understanding Culture Differences Through Geography
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
2:30 – 3:45 p.m.
Multicultural Center Lounge, Suite 206, Student Center East

Description: Come join us every month in the Multicultural Center as we explore various regions of the United States and other parts of the world to find out their innermost cultural phrases, and way of life!

Fall 2017 Clip Art Series:
Clip Art: Film Through the Over-Analyzer’s Perspective: Chronic Pain & Social Justice
Thursday, September 21, 2017
12:15 – 1:30 p.m.
Multicultural Center Lounge, Suite 206, Student Center East

Description: Come join us in the Multicultural Center as we watch, analyze, and discuss various clips from film and television that highlight chronic pain and other ethical issues

Clip Art: Film Through the Over-Analyzer’s Perspective: Eating Disorders
Thursday, September 28, 2017
12:15 – 1:30 p.m.
Multicultural Center Lounge, Suite 206, Student Center East

Description: Come join us weekly in the Multicultural Center as we watch, analyze, and discuss various clips from film and television and how these scenes re-shape our perspectives and therefore our experiences!

Fall 2017 Guerrilla Warfare Series:
Guerrilla Warfare: Am I My Hair?
Monday, September 18, 2017
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Multicultural Center, Suite 206, Student Center East

Description: Explore lessons in effective advocacy! In this session of “Guerrilla Warfare,” we will discuss what our hair means to us culturally, styles, and ways to defend what your hair represents for you.