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For Students and Not Against Them: On the Use of Safer Spaces & Trigger Warnings

October 20th, 2016 · No Comments

Announcing our next Social Justice Forum!


For Students and Not Against Them: On the Use of Safer Spaces & Trigger Warnings


Friday, October 28, 2016, noon
Intercultural Center Lounge

SJF 2 Flyer v2 2016

Speaker: Kerey Luis, Anthropology and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies


Description: Contrary to the belief of certain reactionary people shouting at the Internet, trigger warnings and other attempts to make campus safer places are not forms of “coddling.”  Content warnings have been in use for centuries, from marked books in the Vatican and Bodelian libraries (unavailable to junior or female researchers) to film ratings. The difference now is that we expect people to take charge of their own ability to handle content, rather than withholding it due to some dubious form of authority. This is the opposite of coddling, and perhaps that’s what certain people are upset about — students getting to decide.
Join us for a vibrant discussion…and some dessert!  Bring your lunch.


The Social Justice Forum is a conversation series that encourages the Brandeis community to connect and discuss pertinent and compelling issues related to social justice on campus. SJF is a collaborative effort of Graduate Student Affairs, the Intercultural Center, the Office of the Chaplaincy, and Library and Technology Services.


To join the planning team, request more information, or to suggest topics, please contact Forum administrator David Wedaman:


Tags: Faculty · Graduate Students · Learning, Teaching, and Scholarship · Staff · Undergraduate Students

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