Graduation Year

2013

Location

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

14-4-2012 2:35 PM

End Date

14-4-2012 3:35 PM

Description

This poster presentation demonstrates how I used participant observation, interviewing, and collaborative visual ethnographic methods to gain insight into what it is like to be a Jewish student at Illinois Wesleyan University. This poster highlights three pertinent issues that members of IWU Hillel want to convey: their lack of a sacred space of their own on campus, the various ways Jewish identity can be experienced and expressed, and how non-Jewish students relate to their Jewish identity and towards Judaism in general. This presentation allows members of IWU Hillel to have their voices heard and to further educate other students at IWU about their beliefs with the hope of bringing a greater degree of religious tolerance to campus.

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Apr 14th, 2:35 PM Apr 14th, 3:35 PM

Searching for Tolerance: A Closer Look at IWU Hillel

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

This poster presentation demonstrates how I used participant observation, interviewing, and collaborative visual ethnographic methods to gain insight into what it is like to be a Jewish student at Illinois Wesleyan University. This poster highlights three pertinent issues that members of IWU Hillel want to convey: their lack of a sacred space of their own on campus, the various ways Jewish identity can be experienced and expressed, and how non-Jewish students relate to their Jewish identity and towards Judaism in general. This presentation allows members of IWU Hillel to have their voices heard and to further educate other students at IWU about their beliefs with the hope of bringing a greater degree of religious tolerance to campus.