Diplomats for Diversity
Diplomats for Diversity are current UNG students who engage the campus community in dialogue around social justice, diversity and equity issues. They are a peer education resource that is available to faculty, staff, and student organizations around campus. Students who become Diplomats for Diversity will enhance their facilitation skills, develop leadership skills, and help create a campus climate where differences are understood and appreciated. They will also become a part of a unique campus resource for students as members (and leaders) of their own semi-autonomous unit within the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs responsible for independent and unique programming that will foster a more welcoming campus environment. Diplomat initiatives include:
Town Halls: Once a month during the academic year, the diplomats organize a panel-led town hall discussion around a particular issue that has been in recent news. In September, faith leaders from local Muslim, Catholic, and Protestant congregations as well as secular voices joined together for a panel entitled "Peace At the Intersection: Where Religion meets Public life" about the role and influence of organized religions in the public sphere.
- Join us next week on Wednesday, October 7 at 11:30 a.m., for our next Town Hall entitled "A Nation of Immigrants" on Immigration Policy in 21st Century America. The Panel will include immigration lawyers and legal professors and a representative of GALEO, the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials, one of the state's largest and most influential Latinx political organizations.
- Join us next month on Tuesday, November 17 at 11:30 a.m., for a Town Hall entitled "The Changing Face of Society: Exploring the Spectrum" for an open discourse on issues surrounding the LGBTQ community and how they translate to a predominantly heterosexual world.
All Town Halls will take place in the Student Center
For more information on upcoming Town Halls, to suggest a topic, or to participate please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Facilitations: The diplomats perform classroom and office facilitations on a variety of topics, including the gender spectrum, the socioeconomic implications of race, how our cultural lens affects our understanding of our environment, and exploring the concept of social privilege. If you can't make it to a class one day, consider having the diplomats lead a discussion and create a safe space with fellow students for frank conversations. For a full list of facilitation topics, contact email@example.com.
Interested in becoming a Diplomat for Diversity? - 2016-2017 UNG Diplomat for Diversity Job Description
To request their services, please contact Mr. Robert Robinson.