USU Launches “Inclusive Language Campaign” at CSUN: If You Change Your Words, You Can Change The World

March 10, 2015

The University Student Union is inviting everyone at CSUN to think about potentially offensive words we choose to say and consider different ways that we can communicate the same message. The words we say have an impact on others – whether it’s intentional or not. The “Inclusive Language Campaign” is all about understanding the power of the words you choose to say and considering different ways that you can communicate the same message. The new campaign kicks off with “Inclusive Language Awareness Week’” at the USU.

Samantha Simonds, USU events assistant, is responsible for coordinating this event.

Monday, March 16 to Thursday, March 19

University Student Union

Provide the CSUN community an opportunity to help create a more inclusive CSUN campus by giving more consideration and thought to the words we use to express ourselves.

Inclusive Language Awareness Week” will begin on Monday, March 16 with your personal ‘Word Bubble’. Come share a hurtful word you don’t like to hear and post it in the Sol Center. On Tuesday, March 17, Ash Beckham, an equality advocate, will present “That’s So Gay” and hold a Q&A from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Northridge Center. On Wednesday, March 18, it’s a special inclusive language edition of ‘Espressions’ from 8 to 10:30 p.m. in the Northridge Center. On Thursday, March 19 experience “The Soapbox: A Celebration of Free & Inclusive Speech” featuring the CSUN Slam Poetry Team, Live Music, the Vent Tent, USU Ball Pit, Craft Corner, Photo Booth and more from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Plaza del Sol.