BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Most students may be returning home for the holidays and to continue their studies online, but the Indiana University Kelley School of Business’ yearlong series on diversity, equity and inclusion, “The Commons,” continues.
While nestled in their homes, Kelley students, faculty and staff are encouraged to watch a series of award-winning films about courageous people who have championed the causes of social justice and inclusion.
Kelley School Dean Idalene “Idie” Kesner suggested that everyone watch at least three films from a list of 10 movies available online between now and the end of January. Selections include biographies of the late civil rights leader and longtime Georgia congressman John Lewis, Nobel Prize laureate and Pakistani women’s education activist Malala Yousafzia and the late IU football great George Taliaferro.
“I would like for you to watch at least one of the 10 films listed below, all of which highlight a champion of social justice who has made a positive impact on our world,” Kesner said in a message sent to students. “While one film is certainly a good start, why not go further by setting a personal goal of watching three films – one per month – to broaden your knowledge and gain insight into others’ experiences and challenges. Trust me, you will be inspired by these heroes.”
Kesner hopes they will make time to watch the films and “continue the work we started,” and further encourage thoughtful conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion.