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A Culture is not a Costume

October 29, 2018 at 13:12 pm

With one of the spookiest seasons of the year -after midterms- just around the corner, be sure to remember that the best costumes are one's that make everyone feel welcomed in all spaces. Costumes can mock or degrade a culture, ethnicity, race, or religion, and that is no fun! These costume may reinforce stereotypes, belittling the struggles endured by people who experience oppression. While you will be able to remove that costume at the end of the day, people who embody those social identities do not get that option. Have a safe, spooky, and stereotype-free Halloween!

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Video on Trial: Spooky Edition

October 20, 2018 at 20:41 pm
Do you like *Free Food*, *Movies* and *Powerful Discussions*?? If you do come to Diversity Services FIRST video on trial event of the year!
 
Horror movies often are filled with depictions of cultures and races; but, a lot of the time these depictions suck. As in, they are, insidiously or even openly, racist. They often can reinforce attitudes and harmful stereotypes about these groups. This is why we want you to come join us in putting these movies and their tropes trial. We want to hear your verdict on horror movies!
 

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Thoughts on Thanksgiving

October 10, 2018 at 14:23 pm

October 8th, marked Thanksgiving in Canada. For many folks at McMaster and around the country, this national public holiday was a time to express gratitude and spend time with their families. As the celebration comes to an end, we wanted to recognize its complicated history, which should be acknowledged by all who reside on this land.

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MSU Diversity Services Volunteer Applications

September 29, 2018 at 20:21 pm

MSU Diversity Services Volunteer Applications are now Open!

Applications are due by October 14

Volunteer Positions are available for both the Community Events and Planning (CEP) Committee and the Social and Political Advocacy (SPA) Committee.  

 

  • The Community Events and Planning (CEP) Committee is responsible for the creation and delivery of programming and awareness events that build community and solidarity amongst the groups supported by Diversity Services. Throughout the academic year, members will work with committee coordinators to plan and execute events inclusive of, and beneficial for, students of all backgrounds and identities, with an intersectional focus on race, interfaith, and indigenous affairs. This will be done through an anti-racist, anti-oppressive framework.
  • The Social and Political Advocacy (SPA) Committee is responsible for creating and implementing campaigns and workshops that seek to educate and raise awareness in the McMaster community. The advocacy will be carried out in the form of large and small-scale educational campaigns.  Throughout the academic year, members will work with committee coordinators to plan and execute campaigns inclusive of, and beneficial for students of all backgrounds and identities, with an intersectional focus on race, interfaith, and indigenous affairs. This will be done through an anti-racist, anti-oppressive framework.

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