Taboo Talks

Lonald Wishom, WSUSA VP for Diversity 2011-'12 created Taboo Talks because, in his words, "I think that our country has reached a point where everyone is so eager to claim that we are in a post-oppression society that it's hard to discuss issues of oppression. It's rare to engage in dialog about issues such as race, sexuality, religion, and politics without worrying about being viewed negatively by people with differing views; this results in a lack of these discussions and a lack of understanding differences. I envisioned Taboo Talks being a safe place to discuss differences in ideas in an effort to inform and educate WSU students on different views.

Diversity and Inclusive Programs looks forward to supporting the continuation of this program with each new WSUSA VP for Diversity & Unity as we seek to establish connections and build community at Weber State, in Utah, and across the globe.

Events are free and open to the public

Fall 2019 Sessions

Let’s Talk… Law Enforcement - “I’m Just Doing My Job”
Wednesday, September 24 | 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Center for Diversity and Unity (SU 232) 

Students are invited to attend a panel to discuss law enforcement in our society. Members of local law enforcement and campus professors will be included in the discussion. Hot topics will be explored, with an added Q&A.

Let's Talk... Drugs
Tuesday, October 22 | 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Center for Diversity & Unity (SU 232)

Drugs… Do you think they’re a problem? There’s an epidemic! Join us for education on opioids, learning resources, and discussions on addiction. 

Let's Talk... Politics
Tuesday, November 12 | 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Center for Diversity & Unity (SU 232)

WSUSA Diversity and Unity Board and the American Democracy Project invite you to share your opinions on current issues in the political world. We will be sharing our stances on issues, and having civil discussions and debates. 



Weber State University, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, ensures equal access to all university functions, activities, and programs for individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Department of Student Involvement and Leadership at 801-395-3441 at least one week prior to this event to request accommodations in relation to a disability.


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