A New Forum to Engage in Constructive Dialogue About Diversity, Inclusion, and Civic Engagement
June 19, 2020
PERSPECTIVES…a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something…a point of view.
We all have perspectives. They determine how we relate to people, how we handle relationships and issues, and how we live day to day.
Few of us realize how powerful those perspectives are. That’s because we often feel as long as other people’s opinions and decisions do not affect us, ours should not affect other people. However, instead of seeing similarities we share, we often focus on differences that can fuel animosity, disagreement, and unnecessary confrontation.
In the LSU College of Human Sciences & Education, we believe sharing perspectives is an important part of diversity, advocacy, and civic engagement. It contributes to our College’s vision of improving quality of life across the lifespan.
Simply conversing and making attempts to see things from different perspectives can help to address many challenging societal issues. For these reasons, CHSE is excited to debut a new forum to engage in constructive dialogue about the topics of diversity, inclusion, and civic engagement.
The Perspectives series provides an environment in which students, faculty, staff, and community members can collaborate to educate and inform, foster inclusion, and empower others to become changemakers in the community.
Join Us on Zoom for the Inaugural Conversation: "What Do You See...when you see a Black Man?" - July 8th @ 3 PM
Our inaugural Perspectives premieres with a virtual conversation featuring a song by two-time Grammy nominee and LSU alum Sean Ardoin of Zydekool Records.
Ardoin’s music video What Do You See? addresses racism and injustice among Black males in America. Dean Roland Mitchell will moderate a panel of community, faculty, and civic leaders in a discussion around this critical and very timely topic.
This Perspectives will be held entirely online via Zoom. The Zoom link to attend will be shared with those who register in advance.
About the College of Human Sciences & Education
The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, the School of Library & Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs, 18 graduate programs, and 7 online graduate degree and/or certificate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 1,120 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is committed to improving quality of life across the lifespan.