MARQUETTE, MI-- A Northern Michigan University campaign to raise awareness of the damaging impact of stereotypes has been honored.
The Council for the Advancement and Support of Education has given the Remove the Label campaign a Circle of Excellence Gold Award. Launched in April 2016, the program urged people to assess each other based on individual traits instead of negative assumptions, misinformation, or unfair generalizations.
An event in Jamrich Hall encouraged students to rip off Post-it notes with handwritten stereotypes from posters on display.
Award judges said they were impressed with the program’s interactive, clever approach in dealing with stereotypes and its strong social media element.