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Hillel Intern Opposes Homophobia in Chicago

by Anonymous |Mar 15, 2011|Comments

It Gets/Make It Better at UIC from Kurt Esslinger on Vimeo.

University of Illinois, Chicago student Marina Pulik was so disturbed by incidents of intolerance against gays on U.S. campuses that she launched a campaign on her campus to promote understanding.

Working with the Gender and Sexuality Center, the Agape House, Unifying Diversity, faculty and UIC Hillel staff, she created a day of awareness and a video of gay, lesbian, transgender and allied students describing their life journey as part of the national "It Gets Better/Make it Better" initiative. Fellow student Cara Frazin edited the video.

Pulik is a Hillel Facing Change intern on her campus, part of a national program to promote civil discourse and collective dialogue through civil discourse, peer-to-peer engagement and bridge-building. The pilot program involves 27 interns across eight campuses: The Ohio State University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Illinois, Chicago, University of Maryland, College Park, Penn State University, University of Washington, University of Toronto, and UCLA.


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