American colleges and universities are rife with safe-space clinging, ungrateful Social Justice Warriors (students and educators alike) who habitually lament racist and sexist America. One of their chief complaints is that women choose not to enter fields of science and math, which has been used as evidence of our allegedly massive "diversity problem."
But now, Southern Illinois University has devised a brilliant plan to help heal this great ill: Take naps and literally dream about diversity!
As reported by an SIU student-run newspaper The Daily Egyptian, the university is hosting "nap-ins" at the Morris Library, where students can dream of diversity as part of the three-week Dreaming Diversity Art Installation, which kicked off on Monday. The napping venture is part of the school's planned events for Women’s History Month taking place all of March.
"Student coordinator Marissa Amposta is facilitating four sleep sessions in March where students will be given the opportunity to nap for two hours in the rotunda during the library’s operating hours," reports The Daily Egyptian.
According to Amposta, the nap sessions will “internally generate student dreams of diversity."
“The nap-ins are part of the internal journey to diversity,” she added. “All dreams start while sleeping.”
The "interactive art installation" will welcome students writing their dreams on pieces of fabric, which will be hung from scrolls in the middle of the library.
"A labyrinth will also be set up in the rotunda surrounding the scroll to 'help guide students to their dreams,'" Amposta told the school paper.
“The maze is sort of a metaphor for the general path to diversity,” she explained. “It takes a while to reach, and it’s complicated.”
The pinned dreams will eventually be the topic of discussion during a women’s panel "held by the art and women, gender and sexuality studies departments" on March 31.
“The nap-ins are part of the internal journey to diversity."
Southern Illinois University student coordinator Marissa Amposta
“People forget we are still working for equality,” said a graduate assistant coordinator of the Women’s Resource Center, Nicole Tabor. “It might never happen if we stop fighting.”
Taking naps to bring diversity. #Brave #Inspiring #AbsoluteInsanity.