Thank you for your participation this spring!

All of our Taboo Talks for spring 2016 are complete. Please check back for fall 2016 events.

Weber State University, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, ensures equal access to all university functions, activities, and programs for individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Department of Student Involvement and Leadership at 801-395-3441 at least one week prior to this event to request accommodations in relation to a disability.


Lonald Wishom, WSUSA VP for Diversity 2011-12 created Taboo Talks because, in his words, "I think that our country has reached a point where everyone is so eager to claim that we are in a post oppression society that it's hard to discuss issues of oppression. It's rare to engage in dialog about issues such as race, sexuality, religion and politics without worrying about being viewed negatively by people with differing views; this results in a lack of these discussions and a lack of understanding differences. I envisioned Taboo Talks being a safe place to discuss differences in ideas in an effort to inform and educate WSU students on different views."

The Center for Diversity & Unity looks forward to supporting the continuation of this program with each new WSUSA VP for Diversity as we seek to establish connection and build community at Weber State, in Utah and across the globe.


Event is free and open to the public

Spring 2016 

  • Protected Borders: National Security and Immigration
    January 26
    10:30 a.m.
    Union Room 232

  • Second Amendment: Gun Control
    February 9
    6 p.m.
    Davis - D3 Room 204

  • Let's Talk About Sex: Sexual Education in Utah
    March 29
    10:30 a.m.
    Union Room 232
  • State Assisted Suicide: A Fork in the Road
    April 5
    10:30 a.m.
    Union Room 232

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