Schedule of Events

Note: The Office of Equity and Inclusivity (Asbell Center, Center for Spirituality and Social Justice, Office of LGBTQ Services, Popel Shaw Center for Race and Ethnicity, and the Women's and Gender Resource Center) has selected a programming theme for the 2021-2022 academic year: Criminal (In)Justice. Watch for specially designated programming on this topic.

Fall 2021 Faculty Research Lunches
12:00-1:00 p.m
Stern 102

Join us and learn about exciting research by Dickinson faculty and staff, followed by time for Q&A. Lunch is provided. Cosponsored by the WGRC and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

  • Tuesday, September 28, Prof. Ellen Gray (Music) THIS TALK WILL BE ON ZOOM. Register on EngageD.
  • Tuesday, October 26, Prof. Susan Perabo (Creative Writing)
  • Thursday, November 18, Prof. Chelsea Skalak (English)

Building Campus Inclusion Week
September 20-24

Come out to Britton Plaza from 12-1 to pick up BCIW stickers -- there's a different sticker for every day!

Sign the BCIW Campus Inclusion Pledge and commit to helping us build a more inclusive campus.

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Clarke forum

Sadie Alexander and the Use of Federal Job Guarantees to Address Racial Discrimination in Employment
Thursday, September 23
Nina Banks, Bucknell University
Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium (ATS)

Sadie T.M. Alexander, the first African American economist, believed that a government job guarantees to achieve full employment was the only solution to persistent discrimination against African American workers. This lecture focuses on Alexander’s arguments for a federal job guarantee with relevance to current labor markets.This program is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and co-sponsored by the departments of economics, history, women’s gender & sexuality studies, and law & policy, the Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity, and the Women’s & Gender Resource Center.

Policing the Second Amendment: Guns, Law Enforcement and the Politics of Race
Wednesday, September 29
7:00 p.m.
Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium (ATS)

Professor Jennifer Carlson (University of Arizona) presents the troubling paradox of color-blind gun law and racialized gun criminalization. Based on interviews with close to eighty police chiefs she identifies two racialized frameworks—gun populism and gun militarism—that inform and justify how police understand and pursue public safety across different domains of gun violence. This program is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and co-sponsored by the departments of political science and sociology and the Women’s & Gender Resource Center. An OEI Criminal (In)Justice Program.

A Reading & Conversation with Shara McCallum
Tuesday, October 12
7:00 p.m.
Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium (ATS)

Shara McCallum, award-winning poet, will read from her new book of poems, No Ruined Stone. The reading will be followed by a conversation with Professor Adrienne Su about the relationship between McCallum’s poetry and history. The  program is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and co-sponsored by the departments of Latin American, Latinx & Caribbean studies, and English, the Creative Writing Program and the Women’s & Gender Resource Center.

Decolonizing Mental Health: An Alumna’s Journey
Thursday, October 14
12:00-1:15 p.m.
HUB side rooms 204 and 205

Alison Gerig '94, LCSW (she/her), will discuss her journey after Dickinson and discuss her practice of decolonizing mental health by applying anti-racist and anti-oppression lenses to psychology. From 2007-2018, Alison was the executive director of Therapy Center of Philadelphia that provides affordable therapy to low-income women and trans communities. As an historically white feminist organization, Alison laid the framework for the agency to strive for trans and racial equity and they continue on this journey today. Pick up your lunch in the Caf and join us! Cosponsored by Sociology, Psychology, the Office of LGBTQ Services, and the Women’s and Gender Resource Center.

Seeking Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
Tuesday, October 26
7:00 p.m.
Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium (ATS)

As we near Native American History Month, join Professor Elizabeth Rule (Chickasaw Nation, George Washington University) for a discussion about contemporary Native American politics and pressing issues. In this talk, Rule will discuss the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women issue, legislation to empower and protect Native women, and what you can do to be an ally in the fight against gender-based violence. This program is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and co-sponsored by the Women’s & Gender Resource Center.With the Clarke Forum. An OEI Criminal (In)Justice Program.

One Love Escalation Workshop
Thursday, October 28
12-1:15 p.m.
Location TBD

Lauren Strunk, Executive Director of the Wellness Center, will facilitate the One Love Escalation Workshop. This workshop offers the authentic depiction of unhealthy behavior escalating into violence to help attendees understand and recognize the early signs of relationship abuse. Lunch is provided. Cosponsored by the WGRC, the Wellness Center, Athletics, and the Office of Title IX and Sexual Respect.