Noor Tagouri will be the closing keynote speaker for the 2021 virtual Cross Cultural Retreat (CCR) XL, cosponsored by the Office of Student Life and Cultural Centers and Orientation Services, on April 28 at 5 p.m.
Tagouri is an award-winning journalist and producer. Her documentary and podcast series Sold in America: Inside Our Nation’s Sex Trade received a Gracies award for Best Investigative Series. She is a touring speaker and brand consultant with a focus on identity, representation in media, and breaking of barriers through storytelling via her company, At Your Service.
In preparation for the keynote, a group dialogue discussion will also be hosted on April 27 at 12:00 p.m.
The theme of this year’s CCR revolves around the idea that cultural change precedes political change, centering counter-storytelling artists and activists with community-led small group dialogues.
“The goal of CCR is for our community to critically examine and resist existing injustices, while expanding their skills to collectively build a more just world,” said La’Keisha Beard, Interim Associate Director for Student Life at the Office of Student Life and Cultural Centers.
Students are encouraged to register for the pre-discussion and closing keynote through myBAR. The first 25 students to register will receive gift cards from DoorDash, sponsored by Multicultrual Council.