Equity and Inclusion Staff and Students in the Animal Sciences building
Weekly Events for Fall 2019 Semester

CFAES and EEOB Graduate Student Support Group

Every Wednesday - 5:30PM to 7:00PM

Are you a current or incoming graduate student looking for a supportive community during this stage in your academic career? The CFAES and EEOB Graduate Student Support Group* serves as a safe and confidential network to help graduate students manage the challenges that arise during this exciting, but stressful chapter in their lives. 

Office of Equity and Inclusion Events

Fall 2019 Professional Development Workshops

The CFAES Office of Equity and Inclusion offers monthly workshops to support members of the CFAES community in their efforts to create a welcoming and collaborative environment for people from all walks of life. All workshops are facilitated by Dr. Leo Taylor, Program Director for Equity and Inclusion. Please contact Equity and Inclusion’s Program Director, Dr. Leo Taylor (, or Program Assistant, Alicia Baca (, if you have questions or would like more information. These workshops are free and open to all CFAES faculty, staff (including postdocs), and graduate students.

Other Events Around Campus and in Our Community 

Film Screening: Emanuel

Wednesday, November 20, 7:00-9:00​​​​​PM, Ohio Union Performance Hall 

The Ohio Srate University Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) is partnering with the OSU School of Music, the Kirwan Institute and the Center for Ethics and Human Values;  to bring the Documentary film Emanuel to campus on November 20th in the Ohio Union Performance Hall from 7:00pm-9:00pm. This is a valuable and timely film that can help our students think critically about issues they are facing in our current climate.  Please feel free to attend either or both of these events yourselves as well. Please note that Dr. Scott Jones, Associate Director of University Bands will be conducting a performance on Friday November 21st  interpreting an original piece that was inspired by  the events that claimed the lives of the 9 worshipers at the Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, South Carolina.  

Open Safe Zone

Wednesday, November 20, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM, Brutus Buckeye Room in the Ohio Union

This Safe Zone session addresses the experiences of LGBTQ+ communties through an engaging and interactive instructor-led training. This session is designed to provide an overview and discussion of issues and concerns faced by LGBTQ+ individuals and communities, increase awareness and understanding about sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression, provide resources for students, faculty, and staff for allyship, and promote a safer, more welcoming and more inclusive campus environment in which all campus community members of all sexual orientations and gender identities can live and learn fully. If you have questions concerning access, wish to request a sign language interpreter or accommodations for a disability please contact Student Life Human Resources at or 614-292-2431. Early requests are encouraged; 10-14 days notice will generally allow us to provide seamless access.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Keynote Lecture by Catalina Martinez

Thursday, November 21, 10:00AM, MBI Auditorium

Join the Ohio State SACNAS Chapter and ODI on Thursday, November 21st as we host National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) regional program manager, Catalina Martinez. Catalina will deliver a keynote lecture detailing her research at NOAA and scientific journey as a Latina in STEM at 10:00 am in the MBI Auditorium. Later at 4:00 pm also in the MBI Auditorium, we are also hosting a screening + discussion led by Catalina Martinez of the film "Can We Talk? Difficult Conversations with Underrepresented People of Color: Sense of Belonging and Obstacles to STEM Fields" by Dr. Kendall Moore. Please RSVP for these events at

Film Screening: Sense of Belonging and Obstacles to STEM Fields

Thursday, November 21, 4:00-5:30 PM, MBI Auditorium (Jennings Hall, 3d Floor)

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the SACNAS Chapter Ohio State invite you to a film screening and facilitated discussion regarding a Sense of Belonging and Obstacles to STEM Fields. The documentary captures the unique socio-emotional experiences of students, faculty and STEMM professionals of color. The film and discussion will encourage attendees to reflect on their own journey through STEM and about whether/how “belonging” played a significant role. View the trailer:

Time's Up: Pay Equity in Academic Institutions

Monday, November 25, 3:00-4:15PM, MLK Lounge - Hale Hall

CFAES professor Dr. Joyce Chen will discuss her recent research on the gender pay gap at Ohio State, specifically focusing on the determinants of existing disparities and future directions for extending and enriching the analysis. She will also discuss her own salary equity appeal and potential policy changes that may help reduce gender and racial disparities in academic institutions.

Speaking My Truth Through the Griot Tradition

Wednesday, November 27, 6:00-8:00 PM, MLK Lounge - Hale Hall

MCC AFAM Initiatives in collaboration with AYL will offer “Telling my story through the Griot tradition” The oral tradition of storytelling has been a tradition in many parts of Africa. Students will work with a story teller to tell their individual story. In addition, students will enjoy spoken word, music, and food.