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.

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  • Tuesday, September 28, Prof. Ellen Gray (Music) THIS TALK WILL BE ON ZOOM. Register on EngageD
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  • Tuesday, October 26, Prof. Susan Perabo (Creative Writing)
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  • Thursday, November 11, 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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Check out all of the upcoming events!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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This program aims to help students define the various types of relationships they are in and to discuss unhealthy or abusive behaviors that can occur. Together, we will unpack those behaviors by building a spectrum which will help students identify their “breaking points” or personal boundaries that are important to them. We will also identify safe spaces/resources for students to seek help if they need to leave a dangerous relationship. Cosponsored by the Women's and Gender Resource Center, Office of Sexual Respect and Title IX, and the Wellness Center. Lunch will be provided; please register on EngageD

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One white women’s journey to help decolonize mental health practice
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 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, the Popel Shaw Center for Race and Ethnicity and the Women’s and Gender Resource Center. Lunch will be provided; please RSVP in EngageD.

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.
Allison Community Room

Escalation is a compelling film that tells the story of an abusive relationship –– from its sweet beginnings to the tragic end. The authentic depiction of unhealthy behaviors escalating into violence will help you recognize and understand the early signs of relationship abuse. Facilitated by Lauren Strunk (Wellness Center) and Emily Ott (Domestic Violence Services). Cosponsored by the Women’s and Gender Resource Center, the Office of Sexual Respect and Title IX, and the Wellness Center. Lunch will be provided; please register in EngageD.

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A Virtual Reading by Alejandro Heredia '16
Tuesday, November 16
4:30 p.m.

Alejandro Heredia ‘16 is a queer Afro-Dominican writer and community organizer born in Santo Domingo and raised in The Bronx. He is a 2018 VONA/Voices fellow and 2019 Dreamyard Rad(ical) Poetry Consortium Fellow. Published in the summer of 2021, his book was the winner of the 2019 Gold Line Press Fiction Chapbook Contest. An English major and creative writing minor while at Dickinson, he is now an MFA candidate at Hunter College. Register in EngageD for the Zoom link to hear him read from You're the Only Friend I Need. Cosponsored by Creative Writing, English, Spanish and Portuguese, Popel Shaw Center for Race and Ethnicity, Women's and Gender Resource Center, Office of LGBTQ Services, and the Belles Lettres Society.