SGA to host pronoun dialogue with 'Speak Your Peace' event


The Student Government Association Diversity Committee will host the annual “Speak Your Peace" event, which will allow an open dialogue on the importance of pronouns at 6:30 p.m. March 26 in the Bovee University Center Rotunda.

“We want to make sure that everything’s inclusive and everyone’s represented,” said SGA Diversity Chair Brett Houle. “I think the biggest (takeaway) is learning how to use (pronouns) and what happens when you accidentally don’t use them correctly.” 

Pronouns are an integral part of identity, and Houle hopes that the event sparks conversation and education on how to properly use and respect pronouns. The event will feature two or three presentations on pronouns, and then an open dialogue between attendees.

“Some people have trouble using (they/them or ze/zare),” Houle said. “So it’s not only an opportunity for discussion but for learning.”

Last year, “Speak Your Peace” was set up as an open mic event where students could come in and discuss any topic. But this year SGA wanted to use their platform to discuss a specific topic.

For more information, you can visit the event calendar here.