Spring 2021 - March 22-26
Be the Light: Listen, Learn, Love
We are at a time in our country’s history where the immediate remedy to difference has become dispute - conflict for the sake of resolution has never worked and will never work. More than ever before, there is a need to capitalize on civil dialogue to reduce our political, cultural, and religious divisions.
The Civility Series was created to and empower each member of the ETSU community and foster an inclusive environment that honors the diversity in our institution and our surroundings through differences in race, gender, religion, socioeconomic status, perspectives, abilities/disabilities, and more. We hope to provide information and raise awareness around a diverse set of identities, ideas, and issues faced by people that may have a different set of experiences from ourselves while encouraging civil discourse and active engagement as we strive to enable social justice and unity in the spaces that we occupy. Through listening to those who have different experiences than us and through every thoughtful word we speak and action we take we can increase our tolerance for, comfort with, and knowledge of viewpoints or ways of life that may be different from our own to remind us that differences should be acknowledged, respected, valued, and celebrated, rather than ignored or discouraged.
For more information email SGA Secretary of State Caleb Atkins at email@example.com