Other Upcoming Events and Workshops

Equity and Inclusion Staff and Students in the Animal Sciences building

Graduate Student Support Group

Every Tuesday and Friday, 4:30-5:30PM, via Zoom

Are you a current or incoming graduate student looking for a supportive community during this stage in your academic career? The 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. 

Due to the current health crisis all graduate Student Support Group Meetings are now being held online via Zoom exclusively. Please email Dr. Leo Taylor (taylor.3408@osu.edu) to receive the Zoom link.

Other Events Around Campus and in Our Community  

COVID-19, Systemic Racism, and the Responses of Colleges and Universities: A Virtual Town Hall Discussion

Monday, July 13, 1:30-2:30PM, Online event

As college and university presidents look toward the fall, what have they learned from the COVID-19 crisis, how will their institutions evolve as a result, and what might that mean for the future of higher education in America? Please join the presidents of three of the nation’s premier colleges and universities (i.e., University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Colorado Mountain College, Wayne State University) as they discuss these and other timely and vital issues.

Register for this webinar here.

Advancing Equity: Reproductive Health Series and Considerations for Women with Substance Use Disorders

Wednesday, July 15, 1:00PM, Zoom

This series, offered by the College of Public Health, examines the intersection of the addiction and reproductive life courses to discuss and promote best practices for advancing equity for health outcomes and access to care among women with substance use disorders. The first session focuses on providing a Policy Overview.

Register for the webinar and view the other topics here.

How to Prepare for An Effective Dialogue Session

Wednesday, July 15, 10:00-11:15AM EST, Zoom

Many staff and faculty members across campus are increasingly interested in hosting dialogues around race and social injustice. Dialogue can lead to more insightful and well-supported decisions and can also allow individuals to feel heard. But effective dialogue is not always easy to achieve and can be a challenge to even get started.

Join us on July 15 from 10:00-11:15AM EST to discuss how to intentionally prepare for an effective dialogue. Hear from panelists about how they prepared for and started the discussion, best practices, personal experiences, and some pitfalls we might try to avoid.

Our guest panelists will be:

  • Todd Suddeth – Executive Director of Multicultural Center
  • Molly Peirano – Director of Education & Engagement
  • Temple Patton – Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Lima Campus
  • Nicole Nieto – Assistant Vice Provost-Academic Affairs

Register here.

Sponsored by The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Facilitators Group. Live captioning will be available at this event. If you have questions about accessibility or wish to request other accommodations please contact Nina Brooks at brooks.1004@osu.ed

Dear White People: What is the Role of White People in Dismantling Whiteness in Education and Challenging Antiblackness?

Wednesday, July 15, 1:00-2:30PM EST, Zoom

A conversation series interrogating Whiteness, Anti-Blackness and Racism in education. This session will feature Dr. Nolan Cabrera (University of Arizona), Dr. Subini Annamma (Stanford University(, and Dr. Chayla Haynes Davison (Texas A & M University).

This is the second session in this series, to register, please click here.

Ibram X. Kendi on "How to Be an Antiracist"

Monday, July 20, 7:00-8:00PM, Online event

2019 Guggenheim Fellow and New York Times bestselling author Ibram X. Kendi will discuss his renowned book “How to Be an Antiracist” on Monday, July 20 at 7:00 p.m. with Dr. Charlene M. Dukes, president of Prince George’s Community College. Dr. Dukes is the first African-American woman to serve as president of the College and has 30 years of progressive leadership experience and administrative responsibility in higher education. The conversation will be streamed live online on Crowdcast, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter/Periscope, and will air on PGCC TV on a later date.

Praised as “The most courageous book to date on the problem of race in the Western mind” (New York Times), Kendi’s groundbreaking work has provided a major new counterpoint in the national conversation about race in America and resonates in this, our collective moment of reckoning.

Ibram X. Kendi is a No. 1 New York Times bestselling author, a professor of history, and the founding director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. He is a columnist at The Atlantic and a correspondent with CBS News. He is the author of five books including “Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America,” which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction; “How to Be an Antiracist”; “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You,” co-authored with Jason Reynolds; and “Antiracist Baby,” illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky.

Women of Color Need Courageous Allies in the Academy

Wednesday, July 22, 1:00-3:00PM, Zoom

Navigating race and gender in the academy can be tricky. Often, Black women and White women find themselves in situations where knowing the best thing to do or say is not always easy or apparent. INSIGHT Into Diversity brings Black and White women together to share their experiences, perspectives, and potential solutions to these common and often challenging interactions. We hope to prepare participants to be equipped with some tools that all women can use to support one another more effectively. 

Register for this webinar here.

DACA and Dreamers: A Conversation with Jose Antonio Vargas

Thursday, July 23, 1:00PM, Zoom

Join ACE and Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author of the best-seller Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, and a leading voice for the human rights of immigrants.

Register for this webinar here.

Diversity 101: The Key to Innovation and Creative Solutions + How to Write a Diversity Statement

Friday, July 24, 11:30AM-1:00PM, Zoom

This workshop will increase your understanding of the challenges to achieve diversity, and the problem of under-representation.

Corporations, non-profit, and governmental organizations, as well as colleges and universities value and want a diverse workforce. As a prospective employee, you will be asked about how you support diversity regardless of whether or not you belong to an underrepresented group. Therefore, they will look positively upon job applicants with knowledge in this area. This is one of the core competencies postdoctoral scholars should pursue regardless of their background.

This workshop also serves as an introductory workshop on developing a diversity statement. It is becoming common for universities and colleges to require such a statement from faculty job applicants.  The purpose of this document is to verify that an applicant has a commitment to diversity in his or her work within higher education. In this session, we will introduce several approaches to developing and writing a diversity statement. Strategies and examples will be discussed.

This workshop counts toward the Academic Job Search component of the Postdoctoral Professional Development Certificate. Please register for the event on BuckeyeLearn before the event to ensure you get credit.

If you have any questions, please contact us at osupostdocs@osu.edu