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Upcoming DEIA Events

Growth, Understanding, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (G.U.I.D.E.) Conference

To support DEIA upskilling opportunities for the School of Professional Studies, the SPS DEIA Committee invites those in the SPS community who are interested to attend a virtual conference. The Diversity and Inclusion Committee at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College will host its 3rd annual virtual Growth, Understanding, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (G.U.I.D.E.) Conference on November 18, 2022. 

The conference aims to equip schools, communities, and workplaces with ways to address the structural inequalities that lead to divergent life outcomes for various communities and provide these institutions with ways to advance inclusion and equity. The goal is to foster community and competency for employers and employees, and the conference will cover subjects such as implicit bias; norms/discomfort in DEI conversations; strategies and potential trends with African American males in higher education; gender identity, equity, and engagement; and L.B.G.T.Q.I.A. issues.

The virtual conference is free. Registration is now open.
 

LGBTQ+ Roundtable with Columbia Faculty

In addition, on behalf of University Life, the DEIA Committee invites SPS students to attend an LGBTQ+ Roundtable with Columbia Faculty on Thursday, November 10, at 6:00 p.m. at Columbia's University Irving Medical campus.

For this roundtable, faculty members will share their experience navigating higher education as members of the LGBTQ+ community in higher education. This discussion will be moderated by Walter Bockting, professor of Medical Psychology in Psychiatry and Nursing, and will feature the following panelists:

  • Dustin Duncan, Associate Professor Epidemiology
  • Elwin Wu, Professor of Social Work
  • Tiffany Thomas, Assistant Professor of Pathology & Cell Biology

This event is part of the Graduate Initiative for Inclusion & Engagement and is co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement and the School of Nursing. Swag and appetizers will be provided. Register and learn more.
 

Learn more about the Columbia SPS DEIA Initiative