New "3D" Programming Series Addresses Diversity, Dignity and Dialogue
Sept. 5, 2014
From a human rights and social justice workshop to lectures featuring special guests,
Illinois Wesleyan’s new programming series 3D: Diversity, Dignity and Dialogue will
extend numerous opportunities to the campus community on Thursdays throughout the
The 3D series is unique in that it addresses diversity and invites dialogue in ways
that emphasize the importance of dignity for all people, according to Brandon Common,
director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI).
“It places diversity and difference at the center of discourse with the overall goal of addressing these
tough issues with the highest regard of dignity for everyone in our community,” Common
Speakers for fall 3D events will include: Los Angeles-based lawyer, filmmaker and
interfaith leader Valarie Kaur; producer Anthony Arnove; Illinois Wesleyan Professor of History Mike Weis; and transgender
speaker and Chicago-based sportswriter Christina Kahrl. Other events include “Dispelling
Myths: America – A Nation of Immigrants,” a screening of the film Cesar Chavez and presentations for the #IWUWontStandFor campaign.
Campus partners collaborating on the 3D series include: the Center for Human Rights
and Social Justice, Office of Residential Life, International Film Series, Counseling
and Consultation Services, Office of University Chaplain, student organization IWU
Interfaith and ODI. 3D topics will tie in with Illinois Wesleyan’s 2014-2015 theme:
Walls and Bridges, which invites the examination of the relations of power and people.
See listing of 3D’s fall events.
By Tia Patsavas ’16