On Monday, September 17th, Expect Respect had our first “Diag Day” of the Fall semester! Diag Day is an event that takes place on the Diag to bring together different organizations that provide a wide range of resources on campus, while also promoting the importance of diversity, inclusion, and respecting those around you. We had a ton of fun activities for people to get involved in, like corn hole, chalking the Diag, four square, and so much more. Those who participated were able to help themselves to a delicious treat afterwards! We would like to thank all of our amazing volunteers and organizers who were able to make this day a success. We loved seeing everyone get excited about what we had to offer!
Expect Respect is celebrating Latinx Heritage Month! We are excited to be partnering up with Latinx-identifying students and staff who will be participating in our Latinx Heritage month photo series. Our photo series will consist of U-M student and staff profiles, which include pictures and answers to some questions we asked regarding their experiences as Latinxs on U-M’s campus. We are also participating in a U-M Latinx Alumni photo series, where we plan to collect Latinx Alumni bios and pictures to highlight the legacies of Latinxs who have earned degrees from U-M. Both photo series will be on our Expect Respect Facebook page. Make sure to keep an eye out for them!
Halloween is right around the corner, and the Expect Respect team is super excited about it! On Thursday, October 25th (after our next Diag Day), we had our Halloween fashion show “Creating without Appropriating!” It was a fun night of Halloween costumes, music, food, and friends! If you’re not sure about what to dress up as for this Halloween, get some great ideas that are creative and respectful of the cultures and identities of those around you by checking out pictures on our Facebook page!
-Contributed by Nora L., Expect Respect