Identities Project

Identities Project

The Identities Project is a Student Affairs-sponsored cross-campus collaboration with the Diversity Committee, Breaking Barriers Diversity Club, and other campus entities that provides opportunities for our community to explore and discuss gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, social class, ethnicity, and other facets of identity through intentionally reflective civil dialogues, lectures, documentaries w/discussions, and other programs.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend these free events!

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Oct. 25, 3-5pm,
Nursing Center Rm. 195

Poverty Simulation

This interactive experience offers community members the opportunity to learn about the realities faced by 45.3 million Americans. Participants are assigned an identity and a family to live out one "month" of experiences.

Nov. 2, 7-8:30pm,
Reinhart Center Boardroom

Identity and the Media - Discovery or Distortion?

Join us as we learn firsthand how social media, investigative journalism, and pop culture shape how we understand ourselves, our neighbors, and the world around us. Ask questions of our expert panel and contribute your voice to the conversation!  Snacks and treats will be provided.



Nov. 9, 7pm,
Fine Arts Center MainTheatre

The Postville Immigration Raid: Lessons Learned for the 21st Century with Dr. Eric Camayd-Freixas

Join us as human rights award-winning Harvard-trained communications analyst, social theorist, and expert linguist at federal and state courts, shares how he is working to denounce the criminalization of workers and the socioeconomic devastation of immigration enforcement in the Postville, Iowa and beyond.


Nov. 16, 7-8:30pm,
Reinhart Center Rm. 127

Civil Dialogue: Black Lives Matter

Join us as Vice President for Student Affairs Rick Trietley faciliates a civil dialogue on a topic that continues to have relevance on our campus and in our neighborhood, our country, and our world.


Nov. 27, 7-8:30pm,
Reinhart Center Rm. 127

Documentary and Discussion with SGA: "13th"

13th,” a thought-provoking documentary directed by Ava DuVernay, takes an in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality. Join us for a screening of this acclaimed documentary and a conversation afterwards.  Popcorn provided.



Dec. 6, 7-8:30pm,
Reinhart Center Boardroom

Religious Diversity and
the Art of Civil Dialogue

Join us for a civil dialogue with Emilio Alvarez, Director of Campus Ministry as we explore identity, faith, and practice.



Questions? Please contact a member of the Identities Project Planning Committee:

Michael Rothlisberger (
Kirsten Gabriel (
Margy Frazier (
Jacob Hart (
Colin Burns-Gilbert (
Brian Pilsner (
Emilio Alvarez (