New ideas and true greatness need diversity in order to blossom, but diversity needs awareness and acceptance in order to flourish. With that in mind, individuals from Laramie County Community College, the University of Wyoming and the Cheyenne community are coming together to share their diversity challenges, concerns, triumphs and considerations at “Diversity: A Day of Dialogues.”
That day is Monday, Oct. 26. All events will take place in the LCCC Playhouse in the Campus Community Center. The programs are free and open to everyone. You may attend all the sessions or just those that interest you most.
Sessions include LGBTIQ diversity panel discussion from 9-10:30 a.m.; personal experiences with discrimination based on race, ethnicity, disabilities and body image or appearance issues from 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; Serena Lambert, Ph.D., the day’s keynote speaker, explores advocacy issues in diversity from 12:15-1:15 p.m.; Spirituality panel discussion from 1:30-3 p.m.; faculty and staff roundtable discussions from 3:15-4:15 p.m.; and a diversity presentation, “Am I really that different?” by Edee King, who shares her experiences being transgendered from 6-8:30 p.m.
This program is sponsored by the LCCC Counseling and Campus Wellness, Across All Lines Club, Student Activities Committee, HEART Club, the Psychology Department, the Communication Department and an LCCC EXCEL mini grant.