GALLERY: Without Walls enriches differences at Lehigh


“Without Walls: Enriching Differences at Lehigh” was a senior capstone project for the Global Citizenship Program led by Sydney Bagley, ‘16, Amie Diamond, ‘16, Brishty Khossein, ‘16, and Sasha Popova, ‘16. Starting on March 28, the group erected a “Wall of Hate” that stood between the Steps building and Maginnes Hall so members of the Lehigh community could depict moments they felt or saw hate at Lehigh.

After three days, the Wall of Hate was torn down and replaced by a Wall of Healing where students, faculty and staff could portray positive experiences or hopes that they have for the Lehigh community. The Global Citizenship capstone project team stated that their main goal for the event was to “foster conversations among Lehigh students on the topics of diversity and inclusion, highlighting the impact that individual words and actions have on our campus culture.” Discussions took place throughout the week surrounding the project as well.

1 2 3 4 - Bohan Chen, 19 5 6 - Sydney Bagley, 16 8 - Jeff Kasle, 16 7 9 11 12 - Nicole Gomez, 16 13 14 10
Students had three days to visit the Wall of Hate and depict a moment of hate they saw or felt at Lehigh. The capstone project's Wall of Healing took the place of the Wall of Hate after it was torn down. (Nadine Elsayed / B&W photo)

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