Calendar Name: Office of Institutional Equity
Event Category: Training
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 02:00 PM
Event Date: Friday, February 23, 2018

» Microaggressions, Equity & Inclusion: Lessen the Racial Divide to Create an Inclusive

<p>A representative from the OIE will facilitate a conversation around microaggressions, equity, and inclusion using components of a recently released webinar and other supplemental materials and resources.</p> <p>The recent national outrage and controversy surrounding the rally in Charlottesville and continued protests of controversial speakers on campuses has been unprecedented. Today, more than ever, campuses are experiencing tremendous upheaval, a rise in student activism and institutions living in a world of uncertainty.</p> <p>Higher education administrators must serve their diverse populations however, many feel ill equipped to recognize campus dynamics, solicit student experiences, and implement strategies to lessen the racial divide and foster an inclusive culture that addresses microaggressions from the bottom up.</p> <p>Those doing the work find themselves caught in a world where the idea of safe spaces is highly scrutinized; microaggressions and exclusionary behaviors, policies, and structures go unaddressed; and ongoing debates of political correctness stifle progress and spreads confusion and frustration.</p> <p>Join our expert presenter for insight and best practices to assess and improve your campus climate. This webinar will give you practical steps and solutions and ensure you understand &ldquo;what is right&rdquo; and how to create an opportunity to move beyond civility towards a truly inclusive institution.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Panelists:</strong></p> <p>Naomi Sigg currently serves serves as the Director of Multicultural Affairs at Case Western Reserve University.</p> <p>This free workshop, sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity, is open to students, faculty, and staff. <strong>A free hot</strong> <strong>lunch will be provided to those in attendance</strong>. For more information, please contact Mark D&rsquo;Angelo 410-677-6772. To register, visit <a href=""></a></p>