Sexuality, Pride, Education, Community, Truth, Respect and Unity at Monmouth (S.P.E.C.T.R.U.M.) hosted its second annual Diversity Open Mic Night on Tuesday, April 10 in Magill Commons.
Vibrant, passionate, kind and outgoing, Chris Rapaglia, is a sophomore social work student who advocates for change, justice, creativity, and voice in many disenfranchised communities.
I became interested in dressing androgynously (between the typical male and female fashion) more out of mere comfort than from establishing an identity.
In an essay titled, “Towards a Revolutionary Pedagogy,” bell hooks, a renowned author and social activist, proposes the idea of creating a revolutionary feminist pedagogy, or in other words, a method of inclusive teaching in the educational environment. By not supporting the neutrality of ideas and by treating knowledge as a transaction between the teacher and the student, education will be able to move away from an oppressive structure.
SPECTRUM (Sexuality, Pride, Community, Truth, Respect and Unity at Monmouth) is the on-campus LGBTQ+ club where students are able to grow with one another and develop skills that will help them think more critically and intersectionally about the world and how they fit into a bigger system.