Campaigns

In Solidarity with Mexico and Puerto Rico

A passive campaign in collaboration with the Latino Student Alliance (LSA) to stand in solidarity and raise awareness about the natural disasters striking Puerto Rico and Mexico in September.

Flag of Mexico and of Puerto Rico

UndocuAlly Workshop

A solidarity march in support of undocumented students on Southern Utah University’s campus after the rescinding of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). A workshop was also designed by the CDI to educate the general campus public about resources for undocumented students, how to be an UndocuAlly and the misconceptions about the undocumented community in the United States.

March with DACA poster

Indigenous People's Day

Social media campaign & campus signage dedicated to complicating the notion that Columbus Day should be celebrated in recognition of the genocide and displacement of indigenous people throughout the Americas. The campaign aimed to raise awareness around the Native American struggle for liberation and followed recent declarations of October 9 as Indigenous People’s Day by the city councils of Salt Lake City and Los Angeles.

Indiginous People's Day poster

My Culture is Not a Costume

My Culture is Not a Costume poster

My Culture is Not a Costume poster

My Culture is Not a Costume poster

My Culture is Not a Costume poster

My Culture is Not a Costume* was an awareness campaign from the Center for Diversity & Inclusion aimed at raising awareness around the issues with cultural appropriation and the misrepresentation and stereotyping of cultures that continually stigmatize and overgeneralize marginalized communities. The aim of the campaign is to start a productive dialogue about how costumes and style can function to perpetuate misunderstanding about the real life experience of different cultural populations and in turn, negatively affecting the perceptions of them. All of the costumes held by our SUU students in the flyers have been used recently during Halloween time by users unaware or unwilling to see the impact these costumes can have on people who come from the cultures misrepresented in the images. Staff at the Center for Diversity & Inclusion are happy to engage in conversation about this campaign if you have questions.

*This campaign was inspired from the "We're a Culture, Not a Costume" initiative at Ohio University and other nationwide conversations about cultural appropriation. (https://www.ohio.edu/orgs/stars/Poster_Campaign.html)

Diversity Training

Diversity Training Poster

Diversity Training Poster

Diversity Training Poster

An ongoing training initiative created by Director, Maria Martinez, and Coordinator, Christopher Mendoza, to educate the campus public including student groups and faculty/staff on respectful conversations across difference, hard work vs. opportunity, systems of oppression, unconscious linguistic and action-based bias, and critical analysis of societal ‘appropriateness.’