Throughout the year the equity and inclusion officers facilitate bi-weekly community lunches. These informal gatherings are deigned to give the students a platform to discuss multicultural and frequently global issues that are of relevance to them. The topics for each luncheon are chosen in advance by the officers who then facilitate conversations. The group of attendees fluctuates in size and participants based on the topic at hand. Regardless, the general crowd size is 20+ students with 5-7 faculty in attendance. Some of the topics that were discussed during the 2016-2017 academic year were: Gender and the election, the Asian-American & Asian experience on campus and in society, the Syrian Refugee Crisis, the current state of LGBTQ initiatives in the U.S., activism, the Women’s March, religious intolerance and anti-Semitism, and a few lunches at the start of the year on race, police and community relations.