Dr. Monica Smith, Augustana vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion, will give the first Tea Talk for the year: "Your Truth Your Champion: Setting Yourself Free from Gendered Expectations."
Abstract: Gender is a socially constructed and socialized concept. Traditionally, gender has been used to create distinctions between men and women and define the parameters within in which each ought to function. Although truths about gender are emerging, too many of us still hold ourselves to the confines of gendered "oughts" rather than embracing and expressing our personhood. This talk will encourage participants to tap into their truths and become champions for their own personhood.
All lectures are held from 4:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m.
Lectures are free and open to the public as well as the campus community.