Upcoming Events

Fall 2020


October 14: Brown Bag Diversity Workshop 1 featuring panelists Madeline Kinkel, Kwoya Fagin Maples, and Daniel Novak; Topic: How can I incorporate a diversity component in my class if the subject matter doesn’t have an immediate connection to race, ethnicity, or many of the other ways we typically think of diversity? Time: 1pm-2pm. Zoom.

October 15: Kayleb Rae Candrilli, recipient of a 2019 Whiting Award and author of Water I Won’t Touch (Copper Canyon, 2021), All the Gay Saints (Saturnalia 2020), and What Runs Over (YesYes Books, 2017), will be joining us for a virtual event co-sponsored by The Women and Gender Resource Center and The Safe Zone Resource Center. Time: 6-7:30. Zoom.


November 19: Faculty Webinar Series, When the Multitudes Come: How to Channel Student Activism to Build Strong Networks of Allyship in the Classroom. Facilitator Dr. Utz McKnight, 1pm. Registration and more info here.

Past Events



January 15-31: Social Work Reading Buddies program at MLK Elementary. Interested participants can sign up to be a reading buddy here, or purchase a book for the school’s wish list.

January 31: Diversity Workshop Series Accessible Syllabus workshop with Dr. Anne-Marie Womack, Morgan 301, 2-3:30pm (Registration Required)

Accessible Syllabus Workshop


February 2: PRISM presents a screening of The Same Difference (2015 documentary by Nneka Onuorah) at the Ferguson Center Movie Theater, 3pm.

February 27: Diversity Workshop Series Students and Mental Health workshop with Prof. Cade Collum, Morgan 301, 5pm

flyer for mental health workshop


March 24: Diversity Workshop Series Inclusive Lesson Planning workshop with Prof. Lauren Cardon, Morgan 301, 5pm (NOTE: event was moved online due to the university’s COVID-19 policies and semester completion plans.

Strategies for Inclusive Lesson Planning flyer


April 17: Diversity Workshop Series, Workshop and Keynote with FYW guest speaker Dr. Asao Inoue, time and location TBA (NOTE: Because of the university’s semester completion plans in light of COVID-19, this event will be postponed until fall.)


August 14: Building Inclusive Classrooms in an Online Environment, a webinar on strategies that will help them more effectively build virtual classrooms that foster a sense of inclusion. Facilitators Cassie Smith and Nathan Loewen, 1pm. More info here.


September 25: Faculty Webinar Series, Teaching With Tension: A National Election, A Pandemic, State-Sanctioned Violence and Strategies for Talking about Race in Our Current Moment.  Facilitators Dr. Cassie Smith and Dr. Mary Meares, 1pm. More info here.

September 30: Druid City Pride, poetry and prose reading, 7pm:


February 18: Diversity Symposium “Teaching with Tension,” featuring workshop led by Drs. Lee Bebout and Philathia Bolton, faculty panel of Drs. Lexi McGee, Andy Crank, Nathan Loewen, Ashley Burge, and Kirstin Bone

Diversity Symposium Flyer