Office of Student Diversity Programs

 Workshop series
"I Speak What I Like" Workshop Series

OSDP is excited to introduce our new workshop series. The goal of "I Speak What I Like" is to provide space for students to engage in open, honest, critical conversations outside of the classroom. In his groundbreaking manifesto "I Mix What I Like", Jared Ball pays homage to South African anti-apartheid journalist Steven Bantu Biko's collection of articles, "I Write What I Like." Like Biko, Ball seeks and finds tools to create "a consciousness meant to inspire a colonized population into spirited rebellion." Drawing on these works, OSDP's "I Speak What I Like" Brown Bag Series also seeks to develop "emancipatory tools for community resistance" to oppression. Can the Skidmore Community work together to deconstruct racism, classism, ableism, etc. among us toward a "spirited rebellion" against oppression?

"I Speak What I Like" provides space to consider academics, art, hot topics, forms of resistance, or can just serve as an open space for dialogue. In an effort to be as inclusive as possible and to open up the dialogue opportunities to as many students beyond the scheduled sessions, we encourage you to visit the OSDP blog.

Fall 2014 "I Speak What I Like" Brownbag Lunch Series
We Provide the Food | You Provide the Conversation

All workshops are from 12:30-1:30pm in the Intercultural Center (unless otherwise noted)

September 2014

October 2014

November 2014

December 2014