CREATINGA PERFECT VISIONFORDIVERSITY & INCLUSION
Friday, March 6, 2020
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.
The Beyond Bystander training complements the Safe Zone Core training taking a more thorough look at how to effectively advocate for members of the GSD community. This training will provide an interactive platform to assist in being a better advocate and ally for the Gender and Sexual Diversity community.
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.
What does it mean to be inclusive? How is space defined in higher education? What are inclusive spaces? Why is there a need for inclusive spaces in a college environment? This interactive workshop will address these questions, and provide concrete examples of ways to promote inclusion in multiple college spaces.
Supporting parents during incarceration strengthens parent/child bonds; builds a pathway toward reunification upon release from prison; and helps mutual growth for parents and children through the months or years of separation. Learn how to encourage parents who are inside to communicate with and understand their children.
Educators work with diverse individuals, families, and communities. To increase and support a diverse workforce IHE need to examine and address barriers that negatively impact diverse students. Inclusive excellence can support diverse students through pedagogical strategies that address the needs of students with a variety of backgrounds, interests, and abilities.
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 four teams within the program, its benefits, and focus specifically on the function and impact of the Grief team at Mattoon High School.
This workshop discusses the topic of privilege and the way it effects our society. We will define practical ways of moving beyond the conversation by using various examples of privilege to understand, speak out, and speak up on behalf of others.
Knowledge, is very powerful to help recognize and avoid unhealthy relationships. We will discuss the impact of toxic/abusive relationship in areas to include: family, friends, and intimate relationships. Participants will walk away with a clearer understanding of why boundaries must be set to achieve better mental health and physical well-being.
Want to inform your teaching with equity and anti-bias practices but don’t know where to start? Come and learn how the Social Justice Teaching Standards created by Teaching Tolerance provide a framework for anti-bias education that can guide curriculum development and make your class space more just and equitable.
This session will be a follow up to the January 28th, 2020, community conversation coled by the Diversity Action Council and the Tarble Arts Center. This fishbowl conversation looked at the limits of claiming a safe space while asking questions to build more empathetic and inclusive spaces.
Diversity is a popular word. It is used commonplace. It creates reaction and response on many levels. Exactly what does it mean to be diverse or promote diversity, personally and professionally? Is there a universal definition or the expectation of an acceptable “progressive” diverse mindset? Does diversity require that one accept all other understandings while minimizing one’s own?
Through reflections on race and racism, along with an exploration of how diversity presents itself through mindset and action, this presentation identifies existing paradigms and patterns in our individual, social, and organizational responses to diversity and pathways to progress. The dialogue will suggest introspective perspectives on diversity and pathways to more authenticity personally and collectively.
How is higher education different for African American students? This program will present findings from a Masters' Thesis looking at factors that positively and negatively impact the success of African American students at a PWI and how faculty and staff can better support these students and improve student retention.
In this session, the term “Unapologetic Advocate” will be introduced to some and re-introduced to others. We will discuss LGBTQ+ terminology, SOGIE (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression) definitions/concepts, examine the conversations (or lack thereof) about how to make higher education a more welcoming environment for Black LGBTQ+ Faculty, Staff and Students, as well as, discuss the importance of intersectionality, showing support and becoming an UNAPOLOGETIC Advocate!
Life has meaning and individuals are all in search of it. Weiten, Dunn & Hammer (2015) said that theorists working from different perspectives on this topic of purpose all agree that “the basic challenge of modern life has become the search for meaning.” Join me as we look at meaning making, purpose, and leadership through the eyes of College Christian Student Leaders.
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