This year will be the second annual Here at IWU, this event is put on by your professors, faculty, and especially fellow classmates. It was created to raise campus awareness pertaining to the social atmosphere here at Illinois Wesleyan University. Over the years the campus, including students and administration, has been progressively working towards a more socially aware and culturally respectful campus. It is my honor and fellow classmates to aid in this progression by spearheading this event. Here at IWU will take place March 20 Thursday night in Hansen, please be on the look out for specifications on the time in the near future through campus weekly and ads around campus. Starting on the 17th of March we will be expressing our opinions on the social atmosphere through posters, informative statistics that dispels myths regarding certain cultures, religions, traditions, and sexual orientations; we will also be taking narratives regarding personal experiences on campus through anonymous submissions and tabling. The week will end with the event hosted in Hansen with performances and speeches by fellow students and workshops to help us understand the purpose of social awareness and how we can be more involved. As our campus continues to diversify, we need to educate one another in order to promote cultural respect.
Inez “Kittyi” White