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`He. She. Us.' Exhibit on Gender Designed to Support, Challenge

An exhibit on gender titled “He. She. Us.” will be on display in Ferris State University’s Helen Ferris Hall from Monday, Oct. 21 through Wednesday, Oct. 23.

The exhibit, sponsored by the Office of Housing and Residence Life’s Harmony Project committee, focuses on “defining gender, debunking the binary, exploring stereotypes, gender inequality and transgender experiences,” said Emma Mentley, committee chair.

“The goal of this event is to support and challenge the community by presenting information and experiences surrounding gender and gender issues,” said Mentley, who also is director of Taggart and Pickell residence halls.  “We want individuals to feel supported but also maybe open up their minds to a perspective and experience they haven’t considered before.”

The exhibit, on the first floor of Helen Ferris Hall, will include quotes, statistics, photos, short videos and general information as well as “artifacts” that represent the images of the stories and experiences being conveyed, she said.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

The Harmony Project Committee, which is made up of students and staff members, is a departmental initiative responsible for campus-wide programming that addresses diversity issues.

For more information, contact Mentley at (231) 591-6850.