Uncomfortable Conversations

Depression
Thursday, June 29, 6:00 pm, Madden Auditorium

Millikin Professor and Author, Mary Garrison will speak on Mental Health, Depression, and her book, “Your Playbook for Beating Depression: Essential Strategies for Managing and Living with Depression.”

Racial Taboo
Thursday, July 6, 6:00 pm, Staley Room

When the subject of “race” comes up, many people choose to avoid it. As a result, it continues to be a taboo subject. The Racial Taboo Initiative is working to change that, and bring communities and people together. The Initiative hopes to facilitate the beginnings of conversations and relationships, and remove the boundaries of the past.

Talking to Your Children About Sexual Abuse and Body Safety
Thursday, July 13, 6:00 pm, Madden Auditorium

Kim Spicer, Prevention Education Supervisor, at Growing Strong Sexual Assault Center, and Prevention Educator for DPS61, will lead a discussion on how to converse with your child or teen about body safety and sexual abuse, including safe/unsafe touches, safe/unsafe secrets, healthy boundaries, safe dating.

Racial Taboo
Thursday, July 20, 6:00 pm, Staley Room

When the subject of “race” comes up, many people choose to avoid it. As a result, it continues to be a taboo subject. The Racial Taboo Initiative is working to change that, and bring communities and people together. The Initiative hopes to facilitate the beginnings of conversations and relationships, and remove the boundaries of the past.

Elder Abuse
Thursday, July 27, 6:00 pm, Madden Auditorium

Abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation can happen to anyone. Diane Drew, Executive Director of the Community Home Environmental Learning Project, will speak about elder abuse. You will learn what elder abuse is, how to report it, and what happens after you do.

Racial Taboo” the film
Saturday, July 29, 2:00 pm, Madden Auditorium

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