Fall 2018

Diversity and Inclusion Events Calendar

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Latina Discussion Group
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Landis House Living Room
Tuesday September 11
Tuesday, October 16
Monday, November 12
Monday, December 10

Please join us for conversation and community. In partnership with student facilitators, the WGRC hosts a monthly Latina discussion group at Landis House. All Latina students are welcome to this space to share thoughts and experiences. Food will be provided. Please contact Donna Bickford or Jacqui Amezcua with any questions.

Fall 2018 Faculty Research Lunches
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Join us and learn about exciting research by Dickinson faculty and staff, followed by time for Q&A.. Lunch is provided; please RSVP to wgrc@dickinson.edu. Cosponsored by the Women’s and Gender Resource Center and the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department.

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  • Thursday, September 20: Jeff Engelhardt, Philosophy, Stern 102
  • Tuesday, October 16: Beenash Jafri, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Stern 102
  • Thursday, November 15: Say Burgin, History, Althouse 201
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Film Screening: The Mask You Live In
Thursday, September 20
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Althouse 106

This documentary premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and explores how America’s narrow definition of masculinity is harming boys, men, and society at large, and what we can do about it. A post-film discussion will be facilitated by the Healthy Masculinities Initiative Coordinator Jason Brode. Sponsored by the Women’s and Gender Resource Center and cosponsored by the Healthy Masculinities Initiative, Title IX Coordinator, and the Popel Shaw Center for Race and Ethnicity,

Inclusive Pedagogies: Implicit Bias, Microaggressions, and the Classroom
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
4:30-6:00 p.m.
Althouse 207
Please register in Totara; 35 seats available

In this interactive workshop, faculty members will have an opportunity to learn more about how important concepts like implicit bias and microaggressions appear in their classrooms and develop productive strategies for responding to them. The workshop will also provide each participant with additional resources for further exploration and to share with colleagues. Faculty from all disciplines are encouraged to attend. This workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Donna Bickford, Director, Women’s and Gender Resource Center and Dr. Vincent Stephens, Director, Popel Shaw Center on Race & Ethnicity. Co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Institutional Excellence and Inclusivity, Provost's Office, Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity, and the Women’s & Gender Resource Center.

Environmental Racism in the Age of Climate Change
Wednesday, October 10
7:00 p.m.
ATS auditorium
Jacqueline Patterson, NAACP

Environmental racism proliferates throughout the climate change continuum from who is most likely to be exposed to the co-pollutants from facilities that spew the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change, to who is most likely to be displaced or even killed from climate change induced disasters. The depth of the systemic inequities require a transformative response to ensure that civil, human, and earth rights are upheld. A Clarke Forum program, cosponsored by the PSC, WGRC and others. A WGRC 10th anniversary Gender and the Environment program.

Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop
Monday, October 15
4:30 p.m.--6:30 p.m.
Althouse 207

Negotiate your highest possible salary and help close the wage gap! The AAUW's Start Smart Salary workshop will help you to:

  • Learn what the wage gap means to you
  • Determine your target salary & benefits
  • Develop a personal budget to determine your minimum acceptable salary
  • Practice salary negotiation skill-building exercises

This workshop is open to all students. Registration inHandshakeis required by October 8th for attendance, and attendees are expected to stay for the entire workshop. Hosted by the Women’s and Gender Resource Center and cosponsored by the Career Center, Office of Financial Aid, and the Dickinson College AAUW chapter.

Costumes and Cultural Appropriation: What Is Your Role?:
An Employee Workshop

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
4:30-6:00 p.m.
Althouse 207
Please register in Totara; 35 seats available

It seems that every year around Halloween, colleges across the country (including Dickinson) are negotiating incidents related to students’ costume choices. Landis House invites all members of the faculty, staff, and administration to attend this training to learn how to more proactively assist students in avoiding potentially offensive or insensitive costumes. We encourage offices and departments to send a few representatives from their respective areas. This workshop will be facilitated by the Landis House Directors. Cosponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Institutional Excellence and Inclusivity; Provost's Office; Center for Service, Spirituality and Social Justice; Office of LGBTQ Services; Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity;  Women’s & Gender Resource Center, and the Bias and Response Team.

Inclusive Pedagogies 2.0: Creating an Inclusive Syllabus
Monday, October 29, 2018
4:30-6:00 p.m.
Althouse 207
Prequisite: Must have attended Inclusive Pedagogies: Implicit Bias, Microaggressions, and the Classroom
Please register in Totara; 35 seats available

This interactive workshop provides an opportunity for faculty members to discuss inclusive pedagogy at the syllabus and course design level, and to consider strategies and mechanisms for making syllabi and courses more inclusive. The workshop will also provide each participant with additional resources for further exploration and to share with colleagues. Faculty from all disciplines are encouraged to attend. This workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Donna Bickford, Director, Women’s and Gender Resource Center and Dr. Vincent Stephens, Director, Popel Shaw Center on Race & Ethnicity. Co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Institutional Excellence and Inclusivity, Provost's Office, Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity, and the Women’s & Gender Resource Center.

The Politics of Disruption: Consideration of Gender, Race, Space, and Place in Athletics
Monday, November 5
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Althouse 106

College campuses have been seen as idyllic spaces that encourage activism and unhindered self-expression, spaces where diverse thought is embedded into community and culture. Our current socio-political climate has raised questions regarding privilege, identity, and voice in forms of self-expression. Concerns about the scope of higher education institution’s responsibility to sustain safe and inclusive environments resonate with faculty, administrators, and students. In this presentation, Dr. Tomika Ferguson (Virginia Commonwealth University) argues that methods to address equity and inclusion within higher education can be identified by exploring the politics of disruption found within Black women student-athletes’ college experiences. This is the second fall event in the Popel Shaw Center’s yearlong series A Kaleidoscope of Excellence: Celebrating the art, activism, and scholarship of women of color, and is cosponsored by the WGRC.

Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality
Thursday, November 15
7;00 p.m.
ATS auditorium

Sarah McBride is the national press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign and one of America’s leading public voices in the fight for LGBTQ equality. Her moving memoir, Tomorrow Will Be Different, chronicles her journey as a transgender woman, from coming out to her family and school community, to fighting for equality in her home state and nationally, to her heartbreaking romance with her late husband. A Clarke Forum program, cosponsored by the Office of LGBTQ Services, the WGRC and others.

Feminist Sorority Girls: A Place for Intersectionality in Tradition?
Thursday, November 29
7:00 p.m.
ATS auditorium

Donna Bickford (moderator), Dickinson College
Brontè Burleigh-Jones, Dickinson College
Diana Turk, New York University
Deborah Whaley, University of Iowa

Sororities can be both a place for women’s empowerment and a site that produces elitism and constructs stereotypical gender roles. This panel of experts will address the history of sororities and the possibilities for activism within them. A Clarke Forum program, cosponsored by the WGRC and others.

Watch for Love Your Body Week (2/11-2/15) and Gender Week (3/4-3/8) programs, as well as the annual Women's Retreat (April 5-6) in Spring 2019.