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Marylhurst Speaker Series

April 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Marylhurst Speaker Series

Convening conversations on social justice

Imagining a better future through dialogue

All are invited to the Marylhurst campus for meaningful conversations led by expert facilitators on today’s issues of social justice. The first talks in the series investigate gender disparities, race and diversity, Oregon’s immigrant and refugee population, and more.

Tuesday, April 25, 6:30 – 8:30 pm – What’s in a Label? Thinking about Diversity and Racial Categories

Ann Su, public interest lawyer

As humans, we constantly label and categorize information on both conscious and unconscious levels. Labeling enables our brains to sort information efficiently, but the labels and categories we assign to information can form generalizations and stereotypes in our minds. When we allow stereotypes to define individuals, we fail to see the inherent diversity in humans. Race is a form of labeling. What are we describing when we assign racial categories to others and ourselves? How can we use language to increase understanding and connection, and what are its limitations? Join public interest lawyer Ann Su for a conversation exploring how the words we choose influence our understanding of race and racial diversity.


April 25
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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