Sundaes on Mondays is a place to discuss the topics of today and how they affect social justice and Christianity while getting to enjoy ice cream.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs welcomes students to join in the discussion at Sundaes on Mondays. This is an ongoing program that has anywhere from 10 to 50 people in attendance.
Sundaes on Mondays takes place in the student life den, on the lower level of the campus center from 6-8 p.m. The first event brought in 72 people such as Aleria Kae Martin, senior advertising/public relations major from Fort Worth and intern for the OMA.
“We like to keep a diversity of topics at Sundaes on Mondays,” Martin said. “We want to make sure to talk about what is important to the people attending.”
Camille Wescott is a sophomore graphic design/advertising major, and an intern for the OMA, from Carrollton.
“People think that we want to push an agenda,” Wescott said. “Our goal is to educate and get conversations started.”
The OMA attempts to give students the opportunity to openly discuss difficult subject matters. It helps to give all students a voice and the ability to be heard.
“Some of the conversations that we have are a little uncomfortable,” Wescott said. “We need to discuss them though.”
The OMA looks to use events such as Sundaes on Mondays as a safe space for students to grow in community through conversations. The topics that are discussed try to focus on how they will affect the students and the community that surrounds ACU.
“The Goal that the OMA has, is to advocate for and teach the ACU community about diversity, and what it means to be a diverse community,” Martin said. “We always want to make everyone feel welcome.”