'Be the Change Week' activities offered through April 7

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‘Be the Change Week’ activities offered through April 7

The LGBTQA+ Resource Center is hosting “Be the Change Week” through April 7. Activities are focused on what individuals can do to “be the change” in the community. All events are in the Nebraska Union and free and open to the public.

“Be the Change Week” includes “Change Agents, Art and Activism,” an exhibit on display through April 4 in the Nebraska Union Rotunda Gallery. The gallery is open weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Chad Goller-Sojourner, a Seattle-based writer and solo performer, will lead a 7 p.m. April 3 workshop on “Having Effective Conversations About Race on Campus.”

Goller-Sojourner is a black man who was adopted by white parents. Growing up in predominantly white suburban Tacoma, Wash., gives Goeller-Sojourner a unique perspective on the contrast between white privilege and African American discrimination.

He has created two solo shows based on his experiences, “Sitting in Circles with Rich White Girls: Memoirs of a Bulimic Black Boy” and “Riding in Cars with Black People and Other Newly Dangerous Acts: A Memoir in Vanishing Whiteness.”

Goller-Sojourner will also perform “Riding in Cars” at 7 p.m. April 4 at the Sheldon Museum of Art.

For more information on Goller-Sojourner, go to http://www.ridingincarswithblackpeople.com.

Other “Be the Change Week” activities include:

  • Ally 101 Workshop, noon to 2 p.m. ,April 1, Nebraska Union Heritage Room.

  • Outspeaking Orientation, 4 to 5 p.m., April 2, 200 Nebraska Union

  • LGBTQA+ Inclusion On Campus Forum, 7 p.m., April 7, Nebraska Union, room posted

For more information on “Be the Change Week” activities, go to http://go.unl.edu/b64j.

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