Cornell University

Know the Power of your Words

Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Film Forum
430 College Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Please join Vice President Susan Murphy, fellow Cornell students, and Nathan Shinagawa '05, M.A. '09, to discuss the implications of bias in our neighborhood. Unfortunately, Mayor Svante Myrick '09 will be unable to attend. The event will include opening remarks from faculty and town representatives, a student panel, a Q&A period, and an opportunity to sign a "pledge" to refrain from using intolerant language. Cornell students, staff, and faculty, and members of the Ithaca community, are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

The Know the Power of Your Words Campaign aims raise awareness about the profound effects that hurtful language can have on our peers, neighbors, and friends. The Campaign will feature a kick-off event at the Schwartz Center on April 4, 2013 from 700-8:30 PM that will be open to the public. This event will begin with introductory remarks by Vice President of Student and Academic Services, Susan Murphy '73;  showcase a panel comprised of students who will share their personal experiences with intolerance; continue with an open dialogue between panelists and community members; and include closing remarks by Mayor Svante Myrick ’09. The event will conclude with attendees signing a pledge that recognizes the ‘power of their words’ and incorporates a  commitment to refrain from using hurtful language.

Co-sponsored by: Office of the Dean of Students; Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives; the Center for Intercultural Dialogue; HAVEN: The LGBTQ Student Union; Office of Community Relations.


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Eric Silverberg

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Cornell Collegetown Student Council

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