Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Mix It Up Today!

Please “Mix it Up Today!” On October 18, 2011, the University of West Georgia will participate in the annual “Mix it Up at Lunch Challenge!” This event was initiated in November, 2002 by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) through its activism center, Tolerance.Org. It is dedicated to dismantling bigotry, valuing diversity, and promoting understanding and acceptance.


1) Engage in dialogue with someone new (interactions with people outside your normal social circle).

2) Make people more comfortable interacting with others.

3) Promote awareness and understanding between persons from different backgrounds.

The “Mix It Up” challenge provides an opportunity for the UWG community to reach across the lines of style and appearance, the divisions of race, socioeconomic status, gender, generations/cohort groups, and social boundaries to become acquainted with new people. UWG is a registered participating university (www.mixitup.org). Survey tables will be available for your input. The UWG community is encouraged to Mix It Up!

Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Locations: UCC and Z-6

Mix it Up is co-sponsored by the Office of Institutional Diversity, the Multicultural Achievement Program, the College of Education Diversity Committee and the Student Government Association. For additional information please call: 678-839-5400 or 678-839-6280.

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