The Diversity Office will be offering a series of monthly Let’s Talk sessions. Come, listen and connect!
Our community is more diverse than one might at first assume. Having said that, what does that really mean? It means that we have a wealth of stories that weave us together as a community. To understand and feel comfortable with those stories we have to listen, engage and connect. The stories are everywhere, but you may need to make some effort to connect with those that may initially seem so different from your own. So, how do you do that?
The Diversity Office will be offering a series of monthly Let’s Talk sessions. During these talks a Leiden University community member will share their personal story with the group. Afterwards a discussion will be facilitated. How did you connect with that story? What did it remind you of? How is it different from or similar to your own story?
Guest speakers are invited for the first four sessions, but starting in the new year, people can sign up to volunteer their story. The first session starts on Thursday 22 September with Aminata Cairo. Aminata has her roots in Suriname and the Netherlands, but has spent most of her life in the United States, where she has worked as a college professor of Anthropology, a professional dancer, and a community activist, among other things. The talk will be in English.
Come and participate. Bring yourself, a friend, an open mind, and a spirit of adventure.