February 24, 2017

Salukis SPEAK kicks off spring discussion series

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale will kick off its spring semester 2017 Salukis SPEAK public discussion series with “International Student Awareness” at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the Student Services Building, Room 150.

The evening will explore the myths and fears associated with studying abroad. It will also include conversations with student volunteers who will discuss their journeys and experiences as international students. They will answer questions from the audience as well.

Salukis SPEAK (Solutions for Peace and Equality through Advocacy and Knowledge) is a series of focused discussions established to encourage learning, engagement and interaction outside of the classroom walls. Students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to attend the forums, which are organized by the Dean of Students unit in the Division of Student Affairs. The goal is to enhance respect and a culture of inclusivity and diversity while fostering personal growth.

The schedule for future Salukis SPEAK presentations, with all taking place at 5:30 p.m. in Room 150 of the Student Services building, includes:

  • March 28 -- Intersectionality
  • April 19 -- Political Insanity
  • May 2 -- Culture of Change

To learn more about Salukis SPEAK or the upcoming sessions, visit http://dos.siu.edu/saluki-speak.php