The Office of Student Life and Common presents: Diversity Week 2014
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14 – DE-STEREOTYPE DAY 11 a.m.-2 p.m. • CLC 2nd Floor Lobby
On De-Stereotype day, students will make and wear t-shirts that defy particular stereotypes. Under the words “I AM,”
students will be able to describe their unique characteristics. The back section of the shirt, “BUT I AM NOT,” allows a
space for students to write things about themselves that address their labels. Interested in getting a FREE T-SHIRT to
wear to the Diversity Walk? Stop by early because there are a limited number of t-shirts available!
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15 – WHITE CANE SAFETY DAY 11 a.m.-1 p.m. • CLC 1st Floor Lobby
Students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to participate in activities, learn the history of the long white
cane and all about braille during this day of awareness. White Cane Safety Day is a national observance of the
achievements of those who are blind or visually impaired and was recognized as such on October 15, 1964 by
President Lyndon B. Johnson.
– SIGN UP FOR UNITY 11 a.m.-2 p.m. • CLC 2nd Floor Lobby
Are you proud to be an Upstate Spartan? Come out and represent your organization and individuality by signing
a large banner that will be the shape of a puzzle piece! Be a part of a visual display of acceptance of diverse
cultures, ethnicities, and values.
– DIVERSITY WALK AND ROLL 5-6 p.m. • CLC 2nd Floor Lobby
Wear your De-Stereotype Day shirts as we celebrate our diverse student population in a brief walk around campus.
Enjoy free refreshments and learn about our multicultural events and organizations.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16 – PREFACE SPEAKER, DR. TRACEY WELDON: “Talking White, Talking Black: Examining the Links between Language, Class and Racial Identity” 6-7 p.m. • CLC Ballroom
Dr. Tracey Weldon, an associate professor of linguistics at the University of South Carolina, will deliver a speech as part of the Preface series.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17 – THE TROPES TRAP: “Cultural (Mis)Representations of Disability”11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • CLC Quiet Room
This presentation will explore the common tropes used in mainstream media as cultural representations of disability
and the sometimes unintentional negative and problematic results.