University engages Iowa State community with ISCORE sessions

Megan Swindell

Iowa State will play its own part in the educational process of engaging its participants in discussions on the issues of race and ethnicity in American higher education this year with the 13th annual Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity. 

From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Memorial Union on Friday, the ISU community and guests are invited to attend a variety of concurrent 50-minute forums on diversity education and celebration free of charge. 

The discussions presented by students, staff and faculty will range from “Can I Touch Your Hair? Lyricism as a space of resistance towards Eurocentric standards of beauty,” which will be from 11 to 11:50 a.m. in the Campanile Room to “But, that isn’t what was shown to me! Inaccurate portrayals of Indigenous peoples in Media and Literature,” which is 3:10 to 4 p.m., also in the Campanile Room. 

The students, faculty members and staff who host this conference attend the national conference and convey what was shared there in addition to personal stories at ISCORE.

Iowa State’s conference will provide a day full of diversity awareness and enhancement, improving campus as a whole. In addition, it will make information about race and ethnicity issues available for the ISU community.

A full schedule of the conference and forum descriptions can be found on the ISU website page.