Friday, October 12, 2012

LGBTQ in America Today - Diversity Dialogue Desserts

The Diversity Dialogue Desserts (DDD) Series kicked off to a great start. This series consists of programs revolving around  diversity and provides a safe space for open discussion and dialogue with the added touch of cakes, pastries and other delicious treats!

As part of LGBTQ month, we started off with a DDD entitled “LGBTQ in America Today” which consisted of a discussion touching on several issues affecting the LGBTQ community. A group of students including members from the Hofstra Pride Network shared their thoughts and experiences. Students from different countries, including the Netherlands and China, provided the international perspective on LGBTQ affairs in their countries. We touched on several areas including the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell legislation, LGBTQ in the media, social media and bullying and structures of support available for LGBTQ community. What an informative and insightful discussion! 

I am looking forward to our next DDD entitled  “Being Part of the American Dream” on Wednesday, October 31 at Common Hour (11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.) at the Plaza Room West in the Student Center, and I hope to see you all there! 

Annick Aska
Assistant Director
Multicultural and International Student Programs Office (MISPO)


Post a Comment