Identity is dynamic and beautiful. Every student deserves the opportunity to explore their identities and shape their own stories and narratives. Through our events and programs SDI supports students in asking hard questions of themselves and the world around them. SDI aims provide space, programming, events, and platforms where various communities of people can see the humanity in one another. Check out our programming calendar and our social media for more information on upcoming programs!
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:
One of SDI’s 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!
A 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 Conversations
Hosted 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 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.
Soul Food Readings
- 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.