Thursday, March 6
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM; Library, Ferst Room, 7th Floor Library
Trans-Forming Georgia Tech: Anti-Oppression Workshop
A partnership of Racial Justice Action Center, LaGender and Trans(forming)
Co-sponsored by PRIDE Employee Resource Group
Are you interested in making Georgia Tech a more welcoming and affirming environment for Trans* and Gender Non-Conforming Students, Faculty and Staff? Have you heard these terms before and been confused by what they meant but afraid to ask for more info? Have you ever had a co-worker or friend say blatantly or ‘borderline’ transphobic or racist comments and not known how to approach it? Then join us to deepen your understanding of these issues and to develop tools to engage others so we can build a better Georgia Tech. All Georgia Tech students, faculty, and staff are welcome. To sign up visit: http://www.diversityprograms.gatech.edu/plugins/rsvp/
Friday, March 7
3:00 – 4:30 PM; Student Success Center, Clary Theatre
Women in the Middle East and South Asia
The Center for the Study of Women, Science, and Technology (WST) and the School of History, Technology, and Society (HTS) will co-sponsor “Women in the Middle East and Southeast Asia,” a Women’s Awareness Month panel bringing together Laura Bier, Moon Charania, and Deepika Bahri, scholars whose research focuses on these regions. A reception will precede the panel.
3:00 – 9:00 PM; Clough Commons, Room 127
Social Justice Training for Students
Students are critical in building an inclusive community on-campus. This highly interactive and engaging training will expand students’ skills regarding the concept and ideals of social justice – including terminology, definitions, and action planning. Participants will explore their own identities and acknowledge systems which are barriers to social justice. This session is limited to 25 students. Please use the following link to sign up: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SJSP14.
Thursday and Friday, March 6 & 7
Bobby Dodd Stadium
Sting Hunger Now
Christian Campus Fellowship is calling all Georgia Tech students! In a few hours over two days, we will measure, pour, bag, and seal ingredients for upwards of 250,000 meals to be sent to schools overseas. Come experience the feeling of working hand-in-hand with people from diverse backgrounds to actually do something to help those in need. To find out more, volunteer, donate, or help raise money, please visit www.stingpoverty.org/hunger.
Sunday and Monday, March 9&10
7:30 PM; Student Center Theatre
Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues
Co-sponsored by the WRC & WAM
Eve Ensler’s renowned production chronicles more than 200 interviews she conducted with women from all walks of life. It is designed to celebrate women’s strength and sexuality and has become a global movement to stop violence against women and girls and to educate and change social attitudes towards violence against women. To purchase tickets visit http://tinyurl.com/VMTickets2014.
Monday, March 10
Noon – 1:00 PM
Building Inclusive Campus Spaces
Dr. Chris Linder, Assistant Professor of College Student Affairs, University of Georgia – Guest Presenter
Most people on college campuses have genuinely good intentions in supporting students with varied backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. However, sometimes what we don’t know impacts our work the most! Additionally, “diversity,” “social justice,” and “inclusion” have become buzzwords on college campuses and have caused some “diversity burnout” among higher education professionals across the country. In this presentation, Chris will explore diversity burnout with participants and share her research related to building inclusive campus environments. Rooted in intersectionality theory, Chris will discuss building and maintaining inclusive campus environments, specifically focusing on self-awareness and small, every day strategies that can make a big difference in the lives of students. Participants will gain tools and skills for considering ways their work in higher education and social justice spaces might be more inclusive and explore strategies for avoiding diversity burnout. To sign up visit: http://www.diversityprograms.gatech.edu/plugins/rsvp/
Tuesday, March 11
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM; Wardlaw, Gordy Room
Welcome to the World Cafe!
Join us for a unique program that allows for conversation to drive the education process. Topics related to diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice are on the menu as we provide a safe and comfortable environment to have conversations that may not happen so easily in our everyday lives. Lecture is out the door, as we reframe what it means to learn and understand topics that impact our experiences at Georgia Tech. Relax, grab some dinner and coffee, and get ready to explore new perspectives! This event is limited to 100 students. To register visit: http://www.diversityprograms.gatech.edu/plugins/content/index.php?id=118
Wednesday, March 12
6:00 PM; Student Center Ballroom
Interfaith Leadership in a Time of Global Religious Conflict
Eboo Patel, Founder and President of Interfaith Youth Core, Diversity Week Keynote Speaker
America is the most religiously diverse nation in human history and the most religiously devout nation in the West in an era of global religious conflict. Will faith be a barrier of division or a bridge of cooperation? Eboo’s core belief is that religion is a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of division. He’s inspired to build this bridge by his faith as a Muslim, his Indian heritage, and his American citizenship. He has spoken about this vision at places like the TED conference, the Clinton Global Initiative, and the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, as well as college and university campuses across the country. He has written two books about interfaith cooperation, Acts of Faith and Sacred Ground. A reception will follow. This presentation is a part of the White House Initiative on Service and Interfaith.
Thursday, March 13
10:00 AM; Student Services Building, Room 117
Student Veteran Awareness Briefing
Co-sponsored by the Veteran’s Resource Center
An overview about student veterans at Georgia Tech. Topics for discussion include: transitioning from the military to civilian and college life, acceptance on campus, differences from other students, and challenges on campus.
6:00 PM; Piedmont Room
Dinner and a Movie
Co-sponsored by the Jewish Student Union and the Muslim Student Association
The Other Son
“Le fils de l’autre”
Two young men, one Israeli and one Palestine, discover they were accidentally switched at birth.
Friday, March 14
8:30 – 12 Noon; Student Center, Room 321
Brown Eyes, Blue Eyes: Linking Perception and Performance
Facilitators: Cheryl Cofield, Director of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion and Stephanie Ray, Director of Student Diversity Programs
Explores how bias and perception impact people’s thoughts and behaviors – which leads to differences in treatment – resulting in differences in performance and productivity. Utilizing an updated version of the classic Jane Elliot video, Brown-Eyes, Blue Eyes, participants are gently encouraged to contemplate whether they may be creating exclusive work environments as well as their responsibility in eliminating “isms” in the workplace. To register for the workshop visit: http://trains.gatech.edu/courses/index#view-11746.
Tuesday, March 18
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM; Clough Commons, Room 423
Social Justice Training for Faculty and Staff
Faculty and staff are critical in building an inclusive community on-campus. This highly interactive and engaging training will expand participants’ skills regarding the concept and ideals of social justice – including terminology, definitions, and action planning. Participants will explore their own identities and acknowledge systems which are barriers to social justice. This session is limited to 40 participants. To sign up visit: http://www.diversityprograms.gatech.edu/plugins/rsvp/
For more information call the Office of Student Diversity Programs at 404-894-2561 or TDD 404-894-1664. Please let the sponsors know if you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in these programs. For a detailed description of these events visit www.diversityprograms.gatech.edu