SDI strives to provide thoughtful, engaging programming that is culturally relevant, artistically connected, and focused on building community, all in an effort to promote the understanding of diversity and inclusion across campus and beyond. Facilitating that are some of SDI’s programs:
Movie MondayOne of SDI’s weekly programs featuring screenings of a diverse range of films from across genres, cultures, and languages. Join us every Monday for a screening, guided discussion, and snacks!Waffle WednesdayA weekly SDI program. Join every Wednesday for a free waffle breakfast while learning more about campus resources and building community with students from various disciplines.Crafts and ConversationsHosted twice a semester, Crafts and Conversations is creative discussion series. Students have the chance to learn a new craft or skill and while community building and engaging in topics related to diversity and inclusion. Desktop Discourse
Soul Food Readings
- Desktop discourse is SDI’s biweekly discussion series focusing on various topics. From campus life to current events, students and staff dive deep into a variety of subjects. Find us on YouTube (link)
- Once a semester, SDI hosts a live version of Desktop Discourse with active audience participation and special guests.
- SDI’s open mic and student showcase, accompanied by soul food catered by local Chicago restaurants. Participants have shown films, recited poetry, performed musical sets, and more. Its hosted and produced every semester by current student staff. Current dates for this semester are listed in the Columbia Events calendar.
- If interested in participating, please reach out to Inclusion@colum.edu.
In addition to our in-house programming, SDI collaborates with various partners across campus, including faculty and classrooms, student organizations, and various departments.
More information about events can be found on the Columbia events calendar or at SDI’s Instagram, @columbiachisdi. If you have further questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.