Humanizing Language / Words Matter
Please join Voices Against Injustice and Salem State’s Center for Civic Engagement for an upcoming panel discussion, “Humanizing Language: Identity, Allyship, and Why Words Matter.”
Words have the power to harm, heal, and transform. The words we use in everyday conversation shape how we think about the world around us, encourage us to recognize the humanity in one another, and change the conversation around important social and political issues. This panel discussion includes scholars, advocates, and leaders who will speak to the importance of language and terminology when it comes to allyship, advocacy, and our everyday interactions. Participants will walk away with a better understanding of how language shifts and changes over time, and the power of language to help people better understand one another.
Join this panel with:
- Lisa Bibeau, SSU Disability Services);
- Alicia Lopez (Movimiento Cosecha, Cosecha Massachusetts);
- Graysen Ocasio (Editor of The Rainbow Times and Co-Founder of Project OUT, Salem No Place for Hate Board Member)
Facilitated by Dr. Sara Moore (Associate Professor of Sociology, Faculty Fellow for Civic Engagement; and Voices Against Injustice Board Member)