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.
Events are free and open to the public
Fall 2017 Sessions
Dissecting the Evolution of Gender
Thursday, September 28
5 pm to 6:30 pm at Davis D2 306
The WSUSA Diversity and Unity Board's Taboo Talks Dissecting the Evolution of Gender event delves into the topic of gender and gender identity. The progression of gender throughout our society has been almost every changing. Our speakers will be discussing this progression as well as the idea of Gender nonconforming/ non binary/3rd gendered concept that has evolved recently.
Thursday, October 19
12 to 1:30 PM in the Wildcat Theater
Social Anxiety: Stop Running Away
Thursday, November 2
12-1:30 in SU 232
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.