(Posted September 1, 2017)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. – “Who’s Your Neighbor? Story Listening” will be the first installment of the 2017-2018 Beyond Tolerance series. The event will feature a panel of Juniata community members, including Beth Williams, assistant professor of sociology; Dave Witkovsky, college chaplain; Martina Thomas, a post-doctoral fellow in anthropology; and Kim Roth, a mathematics professor. The event will be held on Sept. 13, in Alumni Hall of Brumbaugh Academic Center at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

            “Who’s Your Neighbor? Story Telling” invites audiences to learn about experiences that differ from their own by listening to others. The panelists will share stories about how they challenge and embrace their gender, race/ethnicity, class, ability, religion, sexual orientation, age and culture in their own lives and within their families.

“As you listen, you will learn more about who we are and who we are becoming,” says Grace Fala, professor of communication. Together with her colleagues in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Fala organized the Beyond Tolerance series for 2017-18.  

Beyond Tolerance events will be occurring throughout the academic year, and are open to all members of both the Juniata and Huntingdon communities. Each event presents an opportunity to advance Juniata’s institutional goal of creating a campus community of inclusiveness and cultural competency from the classroom to the residence hall to the conference room. For more information on “Who’s Your Neighbor? Story Telling” or other Beyond Tolerance events, visit: www.juniata.edu/diversity.

Written by Joey DiGangi III ’18 

Contact Gabe Welsch at welschg@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.