The final week of Ithaca College’s Spring Welcome was defined by colorful canvases and important conversations. A Canvas for Change, held Feb. 26, was a celebration of diversity and inclusion around campus.
The event was led by resident assistants (RAs) in the Upper Quads with the help of Darius Cureton, resident director of the Upper Quads cluster. Canvas for Change was one of many cluster-specific virtual events held during Spring Welcome. Other events for specific clusters throughout Spring Welcome included Tune in with the Towers in the first week, Spread Some Love in week two and Choose your Own Adventure in the next to last week.
Held virtually on Zoom, the event included a slideshow and icebreaker games for attendees to discuss diversity, equity and inclusion. Students in attendance were then encouraged to paint or draw various identities and what diversity means to them on a canvas delivered to them by RAs. Along with the canvas, students also received paint and brushes. After the event, attendees were encouraged to place their canvas in the window of their dorm room.