It’s Identity Week: a celebration of who we are, how we see ourselves, how we see others, and how they see us, courtesy of Beloit College and the Office of Intercultural Affairs. It is also an opportunity to challenge those thoughts, assumptions, and perceptions about our own identities and others.
Throughout this week, a series of events will provide several different opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to explore multiple identities, the intersectionality of those identities as they relate to sexuality, race, athletics, Greek life, ethnicity, socio-economic status, and more.
“We look forward to great discussions, challenging dialogue, and a deeper understanding of ourselves and others,” organizers say. “The most important part of this week is you and your presence.”
Wednesday (April 10)
Poetry event, 9 p.m.-10 p.m., Intercultural Center. “Identity Jam” is an extension of the slam poetry/spoken word series focused on identity. Everyone is welcome to join this open-mic style event.
Thursday (April 11)
What’s it like to be_________, 4 p.m., Java Joint. “What is it like to be __________ at Beloit College/ in the world?” You fill in the blank….and share your story if you like.
Friday (April 12)
Playing the ______ card, 4 p.m., Java Joint. “Playing the ___________ Card: We all have them….we all play them!” What cards do you play? See played? Why? When?
Saturday (April 13)
Boxes and Walls, 2 p.m., Richardson Auditorium. Think outside the box and tear down the walls.