Speaker to Dynamically Address Diversity
Oct. 30, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— On Thursday, November 7, Maura Cullen will enlighten the Illinois
Wesleyan community with her speech about microaggressions, specific interactions amongst
people of different races, cultures or genders that can be interpreted as small acts
of aggression. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 7:30
p.m. in the Hansen Student Center (300 E. Beecher St., Bloomington).
Cullen, who received her doctorate from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in
social justice and diversity education, has been praised for her ability to simplify
the complex issues of diversity. She will share her knowledge and inspire the audience
with her unique approach using practical examples, humor and storytelling.
The educator, who has over 25 years of experience as a diversity trainer and speaker,
is the author of 35 Things Well-Intended People Say: Surprising Things We Say That Widen the Diversity
Gap. She is also the founder of the Diversity Student Summit, a diversity conference
that aims to help students establish an inclusive campus community.
For additional information regarding the event, contact Darcy L. Greder, associate
dean of student affairs and co-curricular programming, at (309) 556-3541.
Contact: Tia Patsavas ’16 (309) 556-3181, firstname.lastname@example.org