Summer on the South Side: Creating Community with YOU in Mind
A series of programs to help you learn and think about facets of diversity and inclusion. RSVP below.
Safe Space "Thinkshop"
At: Gordon Center for Integrative Science (GCIS)
On: Thursday, June 29
From: 12PM - 1:15PM
|This program helps participants think about allyship and other relationships with colleagues, students, and associates who identify as LGBTQ+. We will discuss langage, culture, survey data, and how to best support those who experience LGBTQ+ identities. *Lunch Served|
REEL Talk: Hold Your Breath
At: Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery (KCBD) Auditorium
On: Wednesday, July 12
From: 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Hold Your Breath examines the choices and challenges faced by a devout Afghan immigrant whose Islamic faith and traditions come into conflict when navigating the health care system. A panel discussion will follow with special guest, Dr. Aasim Padela, Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Initiative on Islam and Medicine.
Popcorn will be served!
The Workplace Ally
At: Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery (KCBD)
On: Tuesday, July 18th
From: 5PM - 6PM
|Oftentimes we think of increasing our cultural competencies as a way to work better with students and patients, but truly we must understand that our colleagues come from a host of backgrounds as well. This program walks participants through what it means to be a supportive and attentive colleague to those who hold underrepresented backgrounds in our workspaces. What are some tangible ways we can work to create atmospheres of inclusion?|
Express Yourself! Gender Identity and Expression
On: Thursday, July 27th
From: 12PM - 1PM
|What does GNC mean? Trans? Agender? Transgender? Are there differences? What does my student mean when they say they use "they, them" pronouns? What is "on the binary"? Is gender identity different than gender expression? This program is geared toward those interested in better understanding gender, specifically as it relates to trans people. *Lunch Served|
Implicit Bias: What we know
On: Wednesday, August 23rd
From: 8AM to 9:15AM
|Implicit, unconscious, and unintentional bias is real and we all must play a role in recognizing these propensities. But what does the latest data suggest about how to combat forms of bias? Can we shift culture through our own personal reflections on bias? How can we work to be as open as possible when meeting new colleagues and students? Come to this program to find out.|