Speak Up!

Towson University’s Speak Up! Program supports and sustains our university-wide transformation for diversity initiated by the university’s Reflective Process for Diversity. Participation in a Speak Up! workshop will provide an individual with the tools necessary to challenge everyday bigotry.

Speak Up!, a program developed by the Southern Poverty Law Center, fosters discussion of encounters that individuals have had with everyday bigotry, from stores to restaurants, the classroom, or workplace. Participants openly share information about incidents with family members, friends, classmates, roommates or co-workers. They tell stories regarding what they did or didn’t say - and what they wished they did or didn’t say. Workshop participation provides an opportunity for an individual to develop and practice appropriate responses in order to be ready to address bigotry in a manner that is both effective and civil.

If you are interested in participating in a Speak Up! workshop or would like to know more about this initiative, contact or 410.704.2346. 

Fall 2016 Speak Up! Professional Development Workshops

Date: Monday, Ocotober 17
Time: 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Location: AD 120

Date: Wednesday, November 9
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Location: AD 120

Date: Thursday, December 8
Time: 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Location: AD 120

2017 Minimester Speak Up! Professional Development Workshops

Date: Wednesday, January 11
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Location: AD 120

RSVP: http://www.towson.edu/adminfinance/hr/training/coursesignup.asp

Students Speak Up! Workshops

We are currently facilitating numerous workshops in classrooms as requested by faculty members, staff and student leaders.  Please contact LaVern Chapman at / 410.704.2346 to schedule a workshop for your class, school organization or club (i.e., fraternity, sorority, etc…). Thank you!