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Sean Novak and India Pierce


Collaboration & Change for a Common Good
A Reflection on Collaboration in Campus Life
India Pierce and Sean Novak


One way that we can work effectively to create change for a common good is to work collaboratively across communities. With this in mind, India Pierce from the Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity (CSGD) came together with Sean Novak from the Center for Multicultural Affairs (CMA) to create a program that explored the intersections of race and sexual orientation. As part of the CMA’s En/Countering Racism series (E/C), they created a program for students to gather and explore intersectionality. This was done in order to deepen participants’ understanding of themselves and others as a means to building stronger coalitions for social justice.

On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Duke African and African American Studies (AAAS) Graduate Student Working Group and the Duke Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Life will co-sponsor “Dinner and a Movie.” The featured film will be “Pariah” by Dee Rees. The screening will take place at 6 p.m. in the Center, at 2 West Campus Union.