ODI to host discussion on appropriation and appreciation

The talk will be hosted at the Adrian Trimpe Building and will seek to make students think more consciously about cultural appreciation.

As part of the WMU Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s Real Talk Diversity Series, a discussion on cultural appropriation versus appreciation will be held in the Adrian Trimpe Building on Monday, Oct. 21.

The discussion will go from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will seek to make students more conscientious about the concept of cultural appropriation, especially with Halloween coming up at the end of the month.

“We scheduled the talk strategically before Halloween because we know that’s a time where folks can sometimes enter into cultural appropriation without critical awareness,” said Lindsey Palar, director of Diversity Education at ODI. “We want folks to think critically and conscientiously about this. Not just about Halloween and costumes, we want people to be thinking about it all the time.”

For more information on this discussion and the Real Talk Diversity Series, visit the WMU Diversity and Inclusion website.

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