The Associated Students of Madison Diversity Committee will host a series of events on campus from April 15-19 to promote diversity awareness.
Each day will focus on a specific area of diversity, starting Monday with SexYOUality, followed by Disability, Religion, Gender and MultiCultural days.
ASM Diversity Committee Chair Mia Akers said events will include workshops, presentations and movie showings hosted by numerous student organizations with a particular interest in the day’s issue, such as Badgers for Developmental Disability Awareness and Movimiento Estudiantil Chican @ de Aztlán.
She added a wrap-up event will conclude each day from 6 to 8 p.m.
Events from April 15-18 will take place in the Humanities Building. Events on April 19 will be in the Education Building.
Diversity Committee member Tori Atkinson said she hopes to increase student awareness of diversity issues through the events.
“My main goal for Diversity Week is making sure everybody feels like they have a place,” Atkinson said.
Akers said she is focused on highlighting the power of students and student organizations through Diversity Week.
“All of the events for the most part are student-led and student-driven,” Akers said. “[It] shows the power of students that we have resources and spaces that we have created on our own on campus that address these issues.”
The main goal Akers said she has for the week is to have students understand diversity is more than just skin-deep.
“I want campus to understand that diversity is not just superficial,” Akers said. “It is your culture. It is your identity. It is who you are.”