Identities Project
Identities Project


The Identities Project is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Student Life-sponsored cross-campus collaboration with the Social Justice and Equity 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, community conversations, and other programs.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend these free events.

Fall 2023 Identities Project Schedule

Wed, Oct 11

Time: TBD



National Coming Out Day - Pride Club Collaboration

Join us at a table and program hosted by Viterbo's student-driven Pride Club as we celebrate National Coming Out Day.  We'll have opportunities to affirm and celebrate all of our V-Hawks, including table activities, coloring projects, social media posts, and more!

Location: Viterbo Court (between Murphy & VAC)

Fri, Oct 27

Time: 6:30p-9p 

Friday Fright Night

Join us to screen a horror film and explore it through in-depth conversations that connect to 1) How horror films are made, 2) cultural context at time of creation, 3) cultural context during current realities, and 4) How do different identities or cultural trends play into horror movies?

Location: Nursing Center 196

Thu, Nov 16

Time: 5p-6:30p

Coping with Finals Stress

Join us for a panel of students, faculty, and counseling professionals to explore strategies to stay afloat during finals and end-of-semester stress!  Be prepared to learn from multiple perspectives while also engaging in your own small-group dialogues and planning for the rest of the semester. 

Location: Brophy 123


Antiracist Resources

 The Identities Project committee members ask you to take time to  think critically about the unacceptable, but very real, racist behaviors and beliefs in our country. We'd also encourage you to learn more about actions you can take to move towards justice.

We've compiled a list of books, films and more for you to explore over the summer. Thank you to those folx who have added their suggestions! Please reach out if you have more resources you'd like us to add. 

Want to do more than just learn? Start by joining your local SURJ chapter to connect to resources in your community (La Crosse area SURJ). 

Books - Nonfiction (consider purchasing from independent bookstores!)

  • "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nahesi Coates
  • "Stamped from the Beginning" by Ibram X Kendi 
  • "How to be an Antiracist" by Ibram X. Kendi
  • “How We Fight For Our Lives” by Saeed Jones
  • "Me and White Supremacy" by Layla Saad 
  • “So You Want to Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo
  • “From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America” by Elizabeth Hinton
  • “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” by Michelle Alexander
  • "When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir" by Patrisse Khan-Cullors
  • “Waking Up White” by Debby Irving
  • "Minor Feelings" by Cathy Park Hong
  • "Are Prisons Obsolete?" by Angela Davis
  • “I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness” by Austin Channing Brown

Books - Fiction

  • "The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas 
  • "We Cast a Shadow" by Maurice Carlos Ruffin 
  • "On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous" by Ocean Vuong 
  • "Copperhead" by Alexis Zentner 
  • "Pachinko" by Min Jin Lee
  • “Such a Fun Age” by Kiley Reid
  • "There There" by Tommy Orange