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Social Justice Series - Jessica Pettitt Presents "Just Rescue" for Faculty and Staff
Start Date: 9/24/2013Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Date: 9/24/2013End Time: 4:30 PM

Event Description:

Who has the power to choose who lives or dies? Who writes the moral code we live by? Who “unwrites” this code? Even with limited information, we are socialized to make quick decisions about another person. This directly relates to how we work with, talk to, and support other people. When given an opportunity to examine “back stories” and assumptions, participants learn the positives and negatives of stereotypes. Participants can use this knowledge to make informed decisions in the future.

Join The President's Commission on Diversity Affairs  and The Office of Diversity Services for the opening event of the 2013-2014 Social Justice Series, The Year of the Ally. 
Jessica Pettitt will lead a fun and interactive workshop for faculty and staff called "Just Rescue."

Tuesday, September 24th
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Munce Conference Room
RSVP required

This workshop is open designed as a professional development opportunity for faculty and staff only. Seating is limited to 30 participants. Please reserve your space today by emailing

About Jessica
Jessica is the "diversity educator" your family warned you about. Nominated for two years by Campus Activities Magazine for Best Diversity Artist, Jessica's programs are direct, customized, and highly interactive. Her workshops take participants on a journey weaving together politics, theory, current events, and storytelling with large doses of humor. Though participants will be laughing, she promises no drum circles, guilty tears, or finger pointing. This will be a HIGHLY interactive program that will leave participants with actual action steps to make real change in their lives. Jessica takes 10+ years in Student Affairs, 5+ years of national consulting work, and 2+ years of stand up comedy stage to stage as part of her mission to inspire change, dismantle oppression, and recognize privilege.

Please note that an additional program will be held earlier in the day from 1:00 to 2:30 for the campus community in C. Walsh Theater. While this earlier program is geared toward students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend. There is not RSVP necessary for the C. Walsh event. 

Contact Information:
Name: Jesse Beal
Phone: 617-573-8613
Intended Audience:
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Sponsor(s):
  • Student Affairs

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