My Culture is Not Your Costume: Creating Inclusive Social Events and Experiences
Every fall, like clockwork, college students and Greeks across the United States face national ridicule or scrutiny due to students wearing offensive Halloween costumes or they make bad decisions on their social event/mixer themes. At the heart of this dilemma is a fundamental lack of knowledge about diversity, cultural norms, and respect for traditional dress.
This session, presented by Dr. Shyam Sriram, will challenge you to think more deeply about why some of the choices we make when it comes to event programming crosses the line from appropriate to appropriation.
You will leave this workshop with an improved understanding of how to maintain some of your chapter traditions while also creating new ones that engage diverse perspectives for Halloween and other events in a more respectful and inclusive manner.