Various events and activities will take place during the week, including an academic lecture by a guest speaker, a film screening, a workshop, a career guidance seminar, along with information of diversity-related courses, a book exhibition at the library, stage performances by student groups, and special menus in the cafeterias. A few highlights are below.
• On Saturday, November 10, the week will start with a lecture as part of the Chuo University x LLAN Lecture Series at the Korakuen Campus titled LGBT and Marriage: Is Japan Heading for Marriage Equality?
(3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Building 5, Room 5223/general admissions allowed). Lawyers and researchers active in the front lines of the issue join together to compare and analyze the current state of marriage equality around the world and in Japan.
• On Monday, November 12, a screening of the film Kalanchoe no Hana
will be held at the Tama Campus (4:40 p.m. to 6:10 p.m., Building 3, Room 3353). The LGBT themed film, set in a high school, explores sensitive issues in a very nuanced way, and has won several awards.
* Only faculty members and enrolled students of Chuo University can participate.
• On Tuesday, November 13, an interactive workshop by Yuki Higashi titled Let's Learn about Diversity and Inclusion! will be held at the Tama Campus (3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Building 1, Room 1410). Ms. Higashi, who works at Accenture, will give a short talk and facilitate a workshop, where participants learn and discuss the concept of diversity and inclusion, and will think together about the support and promotion of diversity at Chuo University.
• On Thursday, November 15, the Career Guidance Seminar for Students with Disabilities and the Self-Defense Workshop for Female Students will be held. Everyone who feels the need of these opportunities is welcome.
• On Friday, November 16, the final day, a special lecture by Hideki Sunagawa will be held. Dr. Sunagawa, a cultural anthropologist and well-known gay rights activist, talks about his recent book titled Coming Out.
• Other than the events listed above, throughout the week, there will be vegetarian dishes served at the co-op cafeterias, various books on the topics of diversity exhibited at the library and the bookshop, and students groups will showcase performances. Participants will be able to experience various forms of diversity, and will have the chance to delve deep into these issues during this week. We hope to see many of you there.