ASU hosts cultural appropriation symposium for high school students
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ASU hosts cultural appropriation symposium for high school students

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  • The Project Humanities Team/Arizona State University

Cultural Appropriation: Critical Dialogues On Cultural Awareness Symposium At ASU Hosted By Project Humanity

Arizona State University‘s Project Humanities invites Arizona educators to encourage students to sign up for its cultural appropriation symposium to be held  Sept. 12, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at ASU Preparatory Academy at 735 E. Fillmore Street in Phoenix.

Frequent incidents of cultural insensitivity reveal a disconnect from the principles we at Arizona State University’s Project Humanities identify as Humanity 101: respect, integrity, compassion, empathy, forgiveness, kindness, and self-reflection.

ASU hosts cultural appropriation symposium for high school students CA-Symposium-Poster-MyCultureIsNotACostumeIn fact, there is no shortage of news headlines in the last five years locally and nationally that demonstrate deep cultural divides at all levels of American society. From bullying, hate crimes, blackface, sporting and school mascots, to casual use of the N word, high schools across the country are no exception.

Extending our very successful one-day Cultural Appropriation Symposium held last February at Arizona State University, award-winning Project Humanities presents another one-day symposium specifically to engage high school students in Arizona.

We invite you to be a part of this effort to educate our youth in values of citizenship, social responsibility, and personal accountability. We ask that you help us recruit your most accomplished juniors and seniors to represent your school at this Valley-wide program. We are looking for emerging leaders who are actively involved and socially conscious.

The ideal participant will eagerly engage in the symposium and return to your school with an action plan to share what they have learned and effect positive change. If you know students who fit this criteria, please encourage them to sign up for the symposium at

This event is open to all Valley high schools; however, registration is limited to 3-4 representatives per school.

Here are the details of the program:

What: Cultural Appropriation: Critical Dialogues on Cultural Awareness

When: September 12, 2015 (Saturday) 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Where: ASU Preparatory Academy 735 E. Fillmore Street Phoenix, AZ 85006

Cost: There is no cost to attend the symposium and breakfast and lunch are included.

Highlights: Interactive workshops, networking, and keynote by Kat Lazo, Video Blogger, YouTuber, and Critical Thinker

You may download marketing posters here or from the event page at

We invite you to also check our website and social media outlets regularly for updates.

If you have any questions or would like to be involved in this program as a volunteer, please let us know.

Thank you and we hope to see your school represented at the symposium!