Diversity and Social Justice Initiatives
Unity through Diversity
Unity through Diversity is an initiative by The Student Center for Inclusion and Culture. Cultural, religious clubs and all other students at Drexel will come together to discuss a topic on diversity. Topics proposed include class, identity, morality, and values of the Drexel community. The dialogue circle offers a discussion of cultural, political, and religious perspectives on a different topic each month. The Unity through Diversity committee believes that each student will offer new and distinct views to conversations that are often seen as uncomfortable. Unity through Diversity provides a safe and friendly environment where individuals can come together to build partnerships and connections, and gain new perspectives.
The Student Center for Inclusion and Culture will present the 1st annual Diversity Retreat coming Fall 2012, which will be focused in cultural leadership. Forms of leadership vary across cultures and these differences can be better used once they are identified and discussed. The Diversity Retreat will consist of students sharing two days of cultural leadership development workshops and intergroup dialogues relating to diversity and multiculturalism.
Drexel University Social Justice Week 2012: “Be the Change You Wish to See”
Drexel University Social Justice Week: “Be the Change You Wish to See” will bring together students, staff, faculty, and the broader Philadelphia community to explore, analyze and address issues ranging from poverty, privilege, and oppression to models and best practices for working toward social justice. The week is designed to recognize the broad range of issues that impact social justice and to cultivate a campus committed to social responsibility and leadership. Social Justice Week 2012: Be the Change You Wish to See will be held January 16th- 21st.