Everyone Wins: Is there Value in Losing?

April 14 | 1:30 - 2:45 p.m. | Union 232

In society today everyone wins a trophy, but does that take away lessons in life from those who no longer lose? Does losing build character? If you never win a trophy, do you ever try? How do we reward hard or superior work if everyone gets a trophy? The purpose of this event is to explore that as well as the effect it has on our society. Students who attend this event should leave with a greater understanding of how losing and winning effect people.


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 2015 Talks

  • January 20
    Good Cop, Bad Cop
  • February 24
    Picking for Perfection: A Contemporary Eugenics Movement?
  • March 24
    A Question of Strength: Women on the Front Line?
  • April 14
    Everyone Wins: Is there Value in Losing?

When and Where

1:30 - 2:45 p.m.
@ CDU - Union Room 232



Cody Brown

See video from previous events