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In It 4 diversity series explores religion and spirituality

October 7, 2019
by Sara Miga

Workshops with international human rights activists and national nonprofit leaders, film screenings, facilitated dialogues and an educational, interactive board game are all part of the fourth annual In It series at Skidmore College.

The suite of diversity, equity and inclusion programming aims to raise cultural fluency and strengthen the Skidmore community. This year, the series focuses on religion, faith and spirituality. Events take place across campus Thursday, Oct. 10, and Friday, Oct. 11.

“We want individuals of all faiths and spiritual beliefs to feel embraced on Skidmore’s campus,” said Joshua Woodfork, vice president for strategic planning and institutional diversity. “Our students are proud of all aspects of who they are — they view their lives and identities as intersectional. In It programming embraces this approach to examining the various components of identity, including religious beliefs.”

The In It series title is derived from a phrase often cited by Skidmore President Philip A. Glotzbach: “We are best served when we are all in it together.” The 2016 inaugural series explored race; the 2017 program explored gender; and the 2018 program examined socioeconomic class.

In It 4 is coordinated by Skidmore College Inclusion Liaisons from each of the College’s divisions in partnership with the Committee on Intercultural and Global Understanding. All activities are free and open to the public, but space is limited in some workshops.

“This is a participatory moment for Skidmore and the broader community. I encourage all who are interested to join in this year’s programming,” said Woodfork.

For a full schedule of events, go to https://www.skidmore.edu/diversity/init4/events/index.php

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