Other Events and Workshops

Equity and Inclusion Staff and Students in the Animal Sciences building
Weekly Events for Spring 2020 Semester

CFAES and EEOB Graduate Student Support Group

Every Friday - 4:30-5:30PM

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. 

If you are interested in attending a support gorup meeting and would like to meet with the Columbus support group remotely via Zoom, please emeail Alicia Baca (baca.31@osu.edu) so that she can send you a Zoom link. 


Other Events Around Campus and in Our Community 

All We Do is Step, Stoll & Hop?!: What is a Black Greek-Letter Organization?

Monday, February 17, 2020, 7:00-9:00PM, MLK Lounge (Hale Hall)

The National Panhellenic Council in collaboration with The Student Life Multicultural Center, Black Student Association, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion present All We Do is Step and Stroll?! featuring Rasheed Cromwell. This event will critically examine myths and stereotypes about historically Black Greek organizations and facilitate conversations about the historical purpose of these organizations. Rasheed Cromwell is the founder and current CEO of The Harbor Institute and is a nationally recogonized speaker and facilitator focused on the National Panhellenic Council. For more information about Rasheed Cromwell you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @sheedyali.

Graduate and Professional Student Faculty Panel Discussion & Luncheon

Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 11:30AM-1:30PM, MLK Lounge (Hale Hall)

Graduate and professional students are provided the opportunity to engage some of the university's most prominent faculty concerning terminal degree completion, their career goals, and how to successfully navigate academic and other important post-degree pathways. For more information, please contact Colby Taylor at taylor.972@osu.edu.

World Day of Social Justice Teach-In

Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 12:00-5:00PM, Alonso Family Room (Ohio Union)

In honor of the World Day of Social Justice, join the Multicultural Center for day of education, art, and films on a variety of social justice topics. Drop in and leave as you please, grab some food and refreshments, and engage in dialogues about social justice throughout the day. 2/18 from 12-5pm in the Ohio Union Great Hall Meeting Room. For more information, contact Allison Ragland
ragland.68@osu.edu.

This event earns credit toward the Diversity, Intercultural and Community Engagement Certificate. For more information on the DICE certificate click here.

Open Safe Zone

Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 2:00-4:00PM, Brutus Buckeye Room (Ohio Union)

his 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
  • 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 SLHR-Learning@osu.edu or 614-292-2431. Early requests are encouraged; 10-14 days notice will generally allow us to provide seamless access.

United Black World Month Screening of Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 6:00-8:00PM, College of Social Work-Stillman Hall Room 100

Join the Student Life Multicultural Center African/African American and Women Student Initiatives and Ladies of Leadership for a screening of the new documentary Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools. This film takes a deep dive into the lives of black girls and the practices, cultural beliefs and policies that disrupts one of the most important factors in girls' lives - education.

Following the screening we will have a panel discussion with some of the women and girls featured in the film from the Columbus Preparatory School for Girls. We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To ask questions about accessibility or request accommodations, please contact Katherine Betts at betts.128@osu.edu. At least two weeks' advance notice will help us to provide seamless access. For more information, please contact Katherine Betts (betts.128@osu.edu).

This event earns credit toward the Diversity, Intercultural and Community Engagement Certificate. For more information on the DICE certificate, click here.

Columbus City Council's Celebration of Black History

Wednesday, February 19, 1:00PM, City Council Chambers (90 W. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215)

Columbus City Council presents a celebration of African American history in the success and shaping of Columbus. During the ceremony, Council will honor the recipients of the James Preston Poindexter Awards, named for the Rev. James P. Poindexter, the first Black member of the Columbus City Council.

Keynote Speaker: The Honorable Algenon L. Marbley, Chief Judge U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio.

ASFW Winter Luncheon: Human Trafficking: Know the Signs 

Thursday, February 20, 11:30AM-1:00PM, Longaberger Alumni House (2200 Olentangy River Road)

Speaker Candace Miller 
Candace is a nurse at Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, and she also works on a human trafficking committee “where we have worked on changing the hospital policy as well as helping to spread awareness about human trafficking to heal care workers." Candace also runs a non profit outreach called Local Outreach Volunteers that helps homeless and sex trafficking victims. ​
$10 for members, $20 for potential members. Register here

Graduate and Professional Student Faculty Panel Discussion & Luncheon

Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 11:30AM-1:30PM, MLK Lounge (Hale Hall)

Graduate and professional students are provided the opportunity to engage some of the university's most prominent faculty concerning terminal degree completion, their career goals, and how to successfully navigate academic and other important post-degree pathways. For more information, please contact Colby Taylor at taylor.972@osu.edu.

African American Heritage Festival Poetry Showcase

Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 7:00-9:00PM, Faculty Club

The 2020 Poetry Showcase is focused on one of the oldest and most dynamic forms of Black artistic expression: spoken word. The Poetry Showcase is a significant event for experienced and aspiring poets to showcase their best work to The Ohio State community. This event will look back at the tradition of Black performance art and look forward to a new legacy of expression. This year's event will be hosted by Dominique Christina..For more information, please contact JuQuay Collyear (collyear.1@osu.edu).

This event is free and open to the Ohio State campus community.

Techniques to Ace the Interview

Thursday, March 5, 11:30-12:30PM, Agricultural Administration  Room211 (Columbus) and Research Services 126 (Wooster)

At some point, most everyone will need to interview for an internship, job, fellowship, or other opportunity. Interviews can be stressful, especially if you do not have much experience doing so. In this session, we will discuss valuable interviewing techniques for those applying to jobs both inside and outside of academia. Attend this session to ensure that you are well-prepared for your upcoming interviews. Presented by Dr. Tracy Kitchel. 

Sexual Citizens: A New Approach to Preventing Sexual Assault on Campuses

Thursday, March 5, 2020, 4:30-6:30PM

Reception and book signing to begin at 4:30PM. College of Public Health Dean Amy Fairchild invites you to join her on Thursday, March 5 to hear from Sexual Citizens authors, Jennifer Hirsch and Shamus Khan. WOSU's Ann Fisher will moderate the discussion. 

Other lead sponsors of the event are the Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, The Women's Place, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Social Work, the Department of Sociology, the Office of Outreach and Engagement and Ohio State ADVANCE. Cosponsors include University Libraries, The Ohio State University Department of Public Safety/Police Division and the Office of Institutional Equity.

Resume Writing Workshop

Monday, March 16, 4:00-5:00PM, Research Services 126 (Wooster)
Monday, March 16, 4:00-5:00PM, Kottman Hall 245 (Columbus)

Join us for a workshop on how to improve your resume or curriculum vitae (CV). The first half of this session will be a an overview of tips and best practices when putting together your documents. The second portion of the workshop will be hands on, giving you time to edit your document and gather feedback from your peers and the career staff present. Note: there will be staff in each location to facilitate the workshop.

150 Years of Women's Activism at OSU 

Tuesday, March 17, 7:00-9:00PM, US Bank Conference Theater

Please join Women Student Initiatives for a panel discussion on the history of Women’s Activism, Advocacy and Social Change to commemorate OSU’s Sesquicentennial. Our panelist include current and former leaders and change makers including Christine Ballengee Morris, Rebecca NelsonRachel Bowen, and Nicole Nieto.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To ask questions about accessibility or request accommodations, please contact Madison Eagle at 614-688-8449 or eagle.41@osu.edu. At least two weeks' advance notice will help us to provide seamless access.

This event earns credit toward the Diversity, Intercultural and Community Engagement Certificate. For more information on the DICE certificate, click here.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusive Teaching in the Community College Setting

Thursday, March 19, 1:00pm, Remote Session 

Community colleges are truly diverse settings, attracting individuals from all different walks of life with a common interest in advancing their education. If you are interested in exploring a career at a community college, then understanding the diversity of their student populations is crucial. This panel consisting of faculty and administrators from various community colleges will share insights on student diversity. We will also explore the types of inclusive teaching strategies that best support community college students and help to create more equitable classrooms.

Please note that you will need to make a free CIRTL account to register for this event!

Community Connections with Fat Babes Club of Columbus

Monday, March 23, 6:00-8:00PM, Ohio Staters Traditions Room

Join Women Student Initiatives for a discussion with the Fat Babes Club of Columbus, a public social group devoted to building visibility, community, and resources for folx with marginalized bodies by celebrating babes of all sizes, gender identities and expressions, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and abilities in Columbus. Learn more about them here.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To ask questions about accessibility or request accommodations, please contact Madison Eagle at 614-688-8449 or eagle.41@osu.edu. At least two weeks' advance notice will help us to provide seamless access.

This event earns credit toward the Diversity, Intercultural and Community Engagement Certificate. For more information on the DICE certificate, click here.

President and Provost's Diversity Lecture

Wednesday, March 25, 5:00PM, Speaker and Location TBA

President Michael V. Drake and Provost Bruce A. McPheron invite you to attend the annual Diversity Lecture & Cultural Arts Series at The Ohio State University. This program offers the campus and the Columbus community opportunities to benefit from some of the most eminent scholars, artists, and professionals who discuss and exemplify inclusive excellence through diversity.

2020 Latinx Role Models Day

Wednesday, March 25, 5:00PM, Speaker and Location TBA

Latinx Role Models Day (LRMD) brings together hundreds of local high school student participants and Latinx professional volunteers to Ohio State for a day filled with inspiration.

LRMD's primary goals:

  • Introduce participants to a university campus

  • Get them excited about college life

  • Normalize the visit so that they can envision themselves being at college someday

The day is organized into small group workshops that are led by Latinx professionals working in a wide variety of industries including: academia, parks and recreation, arts, finance, healthcare, and medicine. Professionals share their stories of triumph so high school students can realize that they are not alone in this struggle and that many other Latinxs have achieved success despite having obstacles along the way. These local leaders are meant to inspire the young students to work hard in school and never give up in life, as they are living proof that there is hope and that they too can someday succeed in building a better life for themselves and their families.

SPARK with Meghna Mahambrey

Monday, March 30, 5:00PM, Ohio Staters Traditions Room

Join Women and Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Student Initiatives for a Relationship and Sexuality workshop with Meghna Mahambrey. Award-winning instructor and Ph.D. candidate Meghna Mahambrey studies, teaches, and conducts research on all things romance and sex. She has been instructing college courses for a decade, presents original research at national and international conferences, and was a featured speaker at TEDxColumbus in 2019.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To ask questions about accessibility or request accommodations, please contact Madison Eagle at 614-688-8449 or eagle.41@osu.edu. At least two weeks' advance notice will help us to provide seamless access.

This event earns credit toward the Diversity, Intercultural and Community Engagement Certificate. For more information on the DICE certificate, click here.

20th Annual Multiple Perspectives Conference: Building Blocks for the Future

April 6-7, The Blackwell Inn & Pfahl Conference Center

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act the Ohio State University’s new ADA Coordinator held the first Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion & Disability conference. Conceived as a place for our community to gather and explore and learn about disability as a construct, an identity, and as a shared experience Multiple Perspectives became an ongoing conversation between lived experience and research; theory and practice; pragmatics and aspiration.  The theme of the first Multiple Perspectives conference, The Next 10 years, invited a look ahead from the first decade of the ADA.  As we look forward to the thirtieth anniversary of the ADA, I invite you to reflect on the themes from past Multiple Perspectives conferences as Building Blocks for the Future of Access, Inclusion & Disability.

BuckIDream Ally Training Session

Thursday, April 9, 9:00AM-12:00PM,  Alonso Family Room, Multicultural Center (Ohio Union)

Topiscs ot be covered:

  • What challenges do DACA & undocumented students face nationwide? 
  • What are the financial, psychological, and educational repercussions of living with undocumented status? 
  • What OSU resources are available for DACA and undocumented students?
  • What can I do to support these students? 
  • Where can I find more information or resources about this topic? 

This workshop will help you to know your rights and will offer role-playing for instructors, staff, and students, bystander training, skills to raise awareness in your social network, and hwo ro become a member of the OSU BuckIDream Working Group! Register for this workshop here.

Take Back the Night Speak Out and March

Thursday, April 9, 9:00PM-12:00AM, West Plaza, Ohio Union and Browning Ampitheatre

Join Take Back the Night for the annual speak out and march to bring awareness about the issue of sexual assualt on our campus and around the world. This is a night of empowerment, education, and community support. The march will begin at 6:30pm beginning on West Plaza of the Ohio Union and making it's way through campus and concluding at the Browning Ampitheatre where we will host an open speak out and candlelight vigil. To learn more about Take Back the Night visit the national website here.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To ask questions about accessibility or request accommodations, please contact Madison Eagle at 614-688-8449 or eagle.41@osu.edu. At least two weeks' advance notice will help us to provide seamless access.

Queerceañera

Friday, April 10, 6:00-8:00PM, Blackburn Victory House

Please join the Student Life Multicultural Center for Queerceañera! Latinx Student Initiatives and LGBTQ Student Initiatives invites you for a night full of food, dancing and celebration! Queerceañera explores the interconnections of the LGBTQ+ and Latinx communities and the history of Latinx involvement in the Queer Movement. Join us in celebration of coming out and coming of age! For more information, please contact Jeff Perkins (perkins.589@osu.edu).

Women of Color Networking Event

Saturday, April 11, 11:00AM-2:00PM, Curl Hall View Point

Please join the Student Life Multicultural Center Women Student Initiatives and Ladies of Leadership for our 2nd Annual Women of Color Networking Event. We will network with women of color from a variety of professional sectors and here from a panel of professional women of color about their experiences navigating their identity and their professional careers. A light brunch will be provided.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To ask questions about accessibility or request accommodations, please contact Madison Eagle at 614-688-8449 or eagle.41@osu.edu. At least two weeks' advance notice will help us to provide seamless access.

Messaging Matters

Monday, April 13, 11:00-12:00 PM, Research Services 126 (Wooster) - TBD (Columbus) via Zoom

Researchers are always looking for new ways to share research findings or demonstrate impact. As of 2019, approximately 60% of the world’s population uses social media, making it a great way to interact with your audiences. However, not all social media messaging is created equal. This session focuses on introducing the LIFE model for storytelling (which stands for Learn, Interpret, Frame, and Engage). Participants will determine how to identify their learners (audience), interpret the needs of their learners, frame content for specific learners, and choose the appropriate engagement channels (social platforms) for each learner segment. After this session, you will be well-prepared to create a targeted and engaging social media message. Presented by Danar Wolf.

2020 Rainbow Celebration

Monday, April 20, 6:00-8:00PM, Ohio Union Performance Hall

Join the Student Life Multicultural Center for our 2020 Rainbow Celebration on Monday, April 20th in the Ohio Union Performance Hall from 6:00pm-8:00pm. This event will celebrate our graduating LGBTQ students, honor our Scarlet and Gay LGBTQ Scholarship recipients, and recognize our many partners who have supported us throughout the year! For more information, please contact Jeff Perkins (perkins.589@osu.edu).