MISSConceptions: Crime and Prejudice is a lecture and open discussion being hosted by the Office of Multicultural and International Student Services. The event, which focuses on crime and prejudice, will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 11 a.m. in LSC room 304 and everyone is welcome to attend.
According to Donielle Miller, Coordinator of the Office of MISS, the goal of the event is to educate students on something they may not have known about.
“[MISS] exists to facilitate discussion because a part of being on the collegiate level is intellectual discussion,” Miller said.
The guest lecturer will be Dr. Cortney Franklin, Assistant Professor in the College of Criminal Justice. The lecture is a part of the UniDiversity Week, which is from Oct. 26-30.
The sole purpose of MISS, which has an office inside of student activities, is to educate the university community on issues of diversity. According to Miller, they provide support for and enhance the college experience of all students, but particularly give attention to the underrepresented students based on culture, race, gender, sexual orientation, and religion.
“We use diversity as a tool for students to grow,” Miller said.
MISS does not just focus on college students; they also provide diversity education and cultural programs for Huntsville and beyond.