Calendar Name: Office of Institutional Equity
Event Category: Webinar
Start Time: 02:00 PM
End Time: 03:30 PM
Event Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

» The Racial Climate on Campus: Create a Community That Embodies Inclusive Excellence

<p>Race relations on campuses across the country continue to remain charged, as a result of incidents that have taken place in college communities and in communities at large. Many institutions report having seen a&nbsp;<strong>loss of a civil community</strong>&nbsp;as we have known it to be &mdash; and&nbsp;<strong>we&rsquo;ve seen a resurgence of student activism across the country, leaving administrators wondering<em>&nbsp;how to encourage respectful student engagement.</em></strong></p> <p><em>How can you recognize campus dynamics and implement&nbsp;strategies to foster inclusive campus environments that exemplify social justice in action?</em></p> <p>Join your colleagues from across the country on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 for an interactive webinar where you will identify tools and strategies to help create a true multicultural campus community.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Panelists:</strong> Dr. Dyonne Bergeron currently serves as the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Social Justice and Inclusion at the University of Colorado Boulder.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This free webinar, sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity, is open to students, faculty, and staff. For more information, please contact Alexandra Martin at <a href=""></a> or 410-548-3517. To register, visit <a href=""></a></p>

Calendar Name: Office of Institutional Equity
Event Category: Training
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 01:00 PM
Event Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

» Lunch & Learn: Sexual Misconduct Bystander Intervention

<p>According to the <a href="">Association of American Universities (AAU) Climate Survey</a>, 44 percent of students who responded have seen a drunk person heading for a sexual encounter. And 77 percent of them did nothing, partly because they didn&rsquo;t know what to do.</p> <p>But why don&rsquo;t more people intervene? The statistic of 77 percent of people who do nothing is an alarming one. Many times they think someone else will do something, but that&rsquo;s very rarely the case.</p> <p>Bystander Intervention is a proactive and oftentimes successful approach to preventing sexual assault.</p> <ul> <li><strong>Everyone is responsible for prevention</strong>. No matter who you are, you can take action to stop sexual violence. And if something does happen, it affects the community as a whole.</li> </ul> <ul> <li><strong>The community is a part of the solution</strong>. When people are treated as allies in the fight, they are more open to intervening if they witness something happening. No one person is singled out as a potential perpetrator or victim.</li> </ul> <ul> <li><strong>The campus culture shifts</strong>. Getting everyone involved in the solution and encouraging them to be accountable, has a massive impact on campus culture.</li> </ul> <p>Dee Copeland, Trauma Therapist of the Life Crisis Center will be our guest presenter.</p> <p>This free program, sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity, is open to students, faculty, and staff. Lunch will be provided to those in attendance. For more information, please contact Kelly Prunty at <a href=""></a> or 410-677-5311. To register, visit <a href=""></a>.</p>