Friday, February 1, 2019
Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union
Trans 101 is an interactive and exploratory presentation which reviews basic terminology, statistics, and best practices regarding the transgender umbrella. This presentation is truly a 101 and audiences can expect to leave with the proper building blocks in being a proactive ally.
Were you taught the history of the GSD community in school? Most of us were not! This is an opportunity to dive into the past to better understand how we got to where we are now. Throughout this presentation the history of LGBTQA+ individuals in the United States and the history of GSD at Eastern Illinois University will be evaluated.
Queering Faith: Sexuality in the Bible is a training that takes an in-depth look at common verses in the Bible that are typically used to combat homosexuality. The historical context the verses were written in will be evaluated, and the translation of the verse will also be analyzed. This training addresses the complicated relationship between religion and sexual minoritized individuals.
This workshop will present the data-based B.I.O.N.I.C. program and its impact on growing young leaders. It will discuss the influence of what a freshmen mentoring team has on a school culture, effective ways to develop interpersonal relationships in schools, and how it fosters leadership development in high school students.
What work goes into scaffolding resonant and authentic experiences related to gender, identity, and activism? Using inquiry and studio-based workshops done around the In the Eye of the Beholder exhibition, we will investigate the work that goes into crafting a productive and safe space for dialogue and meaningful learning experiences.
Just because you can’t see a disability does not mean someone is not impacted by it.
Accommodations level the playing field…. they do not take away from others nor do they provide an advantage to those in need.
This session will discuss some commonly disclosed disability categories. How these disabilities may present in our students and what some common accommodations may be to support these students and why.
This session uses Tara Yosso’s concept of cultural wealth to empower members of Minoritized communities about a new way to conceptualize their unique experiences, and to convert them into cultural wealth in an interactive and concrete way. Session attendees will emerge with cultural currency, and a new sense of accomplishment.
In this session, participants will learn key terms related to “disability” and brainstorm ways in which they can serve as allies and advocates for disabled individuals and groups.
In the years since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), many barriers for the disabled have been removed. Yet, issues of acceptance and assistance remain. This session will focus on what we can do to cure stigma and interact positively with the community of people who live with functional challenges.
Anxiety has become a crippling reality in the lives of many students, affecting their ability to achieve their academic goals. These anxieties connect in many ways to race, class, and gender. We invite students of color and allies to a session filled with stories and strategies for coping and thriving.
This presentation we will go INside the underbelly of America…a country that’s trending in the wrong direction or is it?
Japan, Italy, South Africa, Costa Rica...oh my! With studying abroad there are so many destinations to choose from. Did you know that YOU can study abroad? Did you know there is funding available for YOU? This session will cover what it means to study/intern abroad, how you can study/intern abroad, and the many ways you can fund a study/ internship abroad experience. Also, hear from a first generation, African American woman about about her experience abroad and how it has impacted her life in the most positive ways. All the questions you may have about education abroad and why it’s important to you will be answered. Get ready for an invigorating session that will have you ready to jet set across the world!
“Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.” ― Mark Twain
Explore the world of social entrepreneurship and what can happen when social issues are joined with sustainable business models. Along the way we will learn how asset based development is a key to lasting positive change.
The purpose of this study was to explore attitudes, intentions and experiences of college students regarding bystander intervention, specifically in situations involving sexual harassment and assault, and to discover intentions in situations of discordant compared to similar ethnicities. A 30-question survey was used and data were entered using Qualtrics.
Just because first-generation students are in graduate school and have accomplished a bachelor’s degree does not mean they overcame the status risks and are prepared for the graduate school experience. In this session, we explore the challenges first-generation graduate students face and how we can best support the population.
In the U.S., conversations about racism often focus on singling out racists (people) rather than recognizing racism (practices of racial subordination). Intentionally or unintentionally, social science educators and their students are uniquely prepared to affect these conversations and bring about an increased awareness of the racisms that characterize the twenty-first century.
Non-EIU Guest Registration