Event Title

Homeless and Human

Location

Weter Memorial Hall 202

Keywords

Day of Common Learning

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Highly stereotyped and marginalized populations, such as individuals who are homeless, are regularly dehumanized through the overt denial or subtle underestimation of mental processes such as their ability to experience complex human emotions or perform advanced cognitive functions. This session will explore the tendency to underestimate the humanity of individuals who are without housing and discuss how activities on campus (e.g., hosting TC3, attending free meals at Bethany Presbyterian Church) impact dehumanizing perceptions. Finally, we will consider how to scaffold activities that fully embrace individuals who are homeless as people to be loved rather than problems to be solved.

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Oct 16th, 1:00 PM

Homeless and Human

Weter Memorial Hall 202

Highly stereotyped and marginalized populations, such as individuals who are homeless, are regularly dehumanized through the overt denial or subtle underestimation of mental processes such as their ability to experience complex human emotions or perform advanced cognitive functions. This session will explore the tendency to underestimate the humanity of individuals who are without housing and discuss how activities on campus (e.g., hosting TC3, attending free meals at Bethany Presbyterian Church) impact dehumanizing perceptions. Finally, we will consider how to scaffold activities that fully embrace individuals who are homeless as people to be loved rather than problems to be solved.

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