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Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs

Social Justice Dinner Dialogue Series

Social Justice Dinner Dialogues (SJDDs) engage the community in critical conversations regarding intersections of identity, as well as, local and national social justice issues. Through providing these free dinners, we offer a chance for students to learn about themselves and others, while at the same time learning about resources our institution offers. Below you will find information regarding the Fall 2014 series.

Tuesday, September 9th 5:00-7:00 P.M. Regis MPR

Through the Lens of Gender: A History of Oppression and Resistance

What does the history of oppression and resistance in the U.S. look like through an intersectional gender justice lens? Through the Lens of Gender (re)exposes people to historical and contemporary moments in the U.S. as experienced by various people of color, LGBTQ people, immigrants, and people with disabilities of all genders, and seeks to interrogate what is a ‘gender issue’. This interactive program will engage participants in observation, reflection, and dialogue around adopting a gender justice framework across our intersecting identities and interdependent communities.

The facilitator is a trainer with the Brown Boi Project, a community of masculine of center women, men, two-spirit people, transmen, and others committed to changing the way that communities of color talk about gender. All are welcome!

Tuesday, October 14th 5:00-7:00 P.M. Regis MPR

BROADening Communities, Expression, and Empowerment

Connect with BROAD magazine's team and contributors to develop your own sense of empowerment and community through expression. Now in its fifth year, BROAD has utilized digital publication to bring together thousands of diverse people committed to social justice in many movements. Join us for dinner to learn how you can use the same tools to help strengthen the impact of your efforts toward equity and justice.

Tuesday, November 11th 5:00-7:00 P.M. Regis MPR

Gender-Based Violence

Nationally, although exceptions occur, the majority of the time men are the perpetrators of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking (DVSAS) against women (Black, et al., 2011).

-Women who experience physical violence and stalking are also at increased risk for sexual assault (Carr, 2005; SRC, 2008).

-Based on national estimates of violence on college campuses, DVSAS are highly prevalent and severely underreported (including here at Loyola).

Why does information this matter? Why did the White House put out its first report on sexual assault this year?

This dinner dialogue will allow students to learn about the myths and facts around DVSAS, reflect on the role culture plays and then discuss their opinions on the matter. The conversation will conclude with students defining the role they would like to play in this issue and share how they think Loyola might move forward in dealing with this reality.

 SJDD Fall 2014 Series

If you have any questions or need accommodations please contact Devita Bishundat at dbishundat@luc.edu or 773-508-8858.


Centennial Forum Student Center
1125 Loyola Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626
Phone: 773.508.3909

Water Tower Campus Student Center
26 E. Pearson St.
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312.915.6642

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