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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

Fall 2015 

  • Dress to Impress: Wearing Oppression
    September 21
    10:30 a.m.
    Union Room 232

  • Should We Rename Columbus Day?
    October 12
    10:30 a.m.
    Union Room 232

  • A Modern Civil War: The Confederate Flag
    November 11
    6 p.m.
    Davis Campus

See video from previous events