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KU Libraries Diversity Committee's Minutes Archive
February 26th, 2007 meeting
Attending: Erin, Michelle, Pamela, Deborah, Donna, Julie
We discussed expanding on ideas from 2006, putting some into action and reviewing what was done:
-Yan-Koloba game (Human Resources);
-reading group lunch discussions;
-Open House in Spring-use as a forum for new ideas);
-workshop/discussions on advertisements and cartoons, racism and sexism (use resources such as YouTube, possibly KU film dept.);
-Field trip to Topeka (Board v. BoE)-Deborah;
-KS School for the Deaf Museum.
We discussed other ideas and personal experiences: Erin is in a sign
language-the final last year and (probably this year) involved going
to a restaurant and not speaking. The wait staff was good, but
other patrons acted put-off (at Chili’s).
Geico caveman commercials—are they insulting? Is there a stereotype being played on that is relevant?
The resident program has resurfaced—the Dean has talked to other heads/lawyers. Specifics, especially regarding language in the contract is being debated.
Deborah suggested talking to Lewis Duigiud of the KC Star about speaking/doing workshop.