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Community Conversation – The What, Why, and How of Trigger Warnings

January 22, 2019 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Come converse about trigger warnings which are statements that provide a “warning” about sensitive content for the purpose of providing adequate time for people to prepare for engaging with material that might “trigger” negative emotions and cause distress. The use of trigger warnings on college campuses has been fraught with controversy about accessibility, grit, and academic freedom. We want to address this topic together so that you, faculty, staff, & students, have a better understanding of what trigger warnings are and how to best use them in our community.

Peony Fhagen: Associate Provost for Diversity & Faculty Development
Kate Mason: Assistant Professor of Sociology and Women’s & Gender Studies
Rachael Pauze: Director of Title IX Compliance
Shaya Gregory Poku: Director, Center for Social Justice & Community Impact
Valerie Tobia: Director, Counseling & Health Services

We hope you can join us for this important discussion. Light refreshments will be served.


January 22, 2019
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Mary Lyon Hall – Holman Room
Norton, MA 02766 United States
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Alison Ricco
Ext. 3492