Presenter: Dak Kopec, Ph.D. Presentation: Discrimination, Inequity, and Victimization - September 9, 2022
Friday, September 9th.
- 4:00-5:00pm Welcome Reception (Crapo Gallery)
- 5:00-6:00pm Lecture Dr. Dak Kopec an Architectural Psychologist and Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
- 6:00-7:00pm Meet the author /enjoy refreshments (Crapo Gallery)
Please join us for the closing celebration of the exhibit, with a lecture from international scholar Dr. Dak Kopec an Architectural Psychologist and Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dak has authored several books used by design educators, including three editions of Environmental Psychology for Design. He has also written the novel Broken Boys, a story that details the lives of young people coming to terms with growing up in the early 1990s.
Posted Thursday, June 9, 2022
Updated: Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Presenter: Dak Kopec, Ph.D. Presentation Title: Discrimination, Inequity, and Victimization
Presentation Title: Discrimination, Inequity, and Victimization
Discrimination, inequity, and victimization through violence or suppression are tools used to cause some form of harm to specific groups of people who are different from the mainstream society and thus contend with day-to-day marginalization by the community at large. How people are rejected includes personal attacks and government or judicial sanctioned treatment. There are many groups of people who actively or passively engage in unequal dealings with one or more groups, and the reality is that most people and institutions treat one or more groups of people unequally.
The current culture in the United States is based on hypercapitalism which protects the wealthy, provides privileges to organizations over the individual, and attributes success or failure to the individual. The question thus becomes, what is humane and or defines humanity? In this presentation, I will discuss discrimination, inequity, and victimization through the real-life lens of a gay man and from the lens of a fictional character in the newly released novel Broken Boys; Beyond Friendships.