Category: Diversity and Inclusion

PCDA Professional Development Survey

Reminder: The PCDA Professional Development Subcommittee wants to know about the development work you and your colleagues are doing related to diversity and inclusion—and what opportunities you’d like to see.

This information will help the subcommittee identify current areas of interest and need related to diversity and inclusion programming, as well as identify barriers related to participation and access for upcoming offerings.

Take the survey here: https://forms.office.com/r/6S0xdSKhag

All responses are anonymous. The survey is open until July 31, 2021.

D&I Professional Development Survey

The Professional Development Subcommittee wants to know about the development work you and your colleagues are doing related to diversity and inclusion—and what opportunities you’d like to see.

This information will help the subcommittee identify current areas of interest and need related to diversity and inclusion programming, as well as identify barriers related to participation and access for upcoming offerings.

Take the survey here: https://forms.office.com/r/6S0xdSKhag

All responses are anonymous.

Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month

The month of May is recognized as Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Join the Pan-Asian Organization (PAO) for a month full of informative and fun events! All events are on a Thursday from 5-6pm CT. You can join all events with the same Zoom link or ID: 959 5124 5352 Password: 525640. Here’s the full list of what’s happening! For any questions/concerns, please contact lavajol@lawrence.edu.

April 29th – What is AAPI Heritage Month?
May 6th, Asian American History Screening
May 13th, Anti-Asian hate Crimes Discussion
May 20th, Culture & Identity Discussion
May 27th, AAPI Cultural Dinner Night – Food Registration Form Link: https://bit.ly/3mEPDSe

D&IC’s End of the Year Celebration

We are looking for performances, collecting senior shout outs, and nominations!!

May 26th, 6-8pm CST

Virtual Event with in-person viewing in Somerset.

Come celebrate our Seniors and recognize students for their achievements this school year. To prepare for this event, we are compiling senior shout outs, performances, and accepting nominations for students of the year. Please click on link for more information: https://forms.office.com/r/0rmn0LbCge . Student nominations can be made from any student, staff, or faculty members.

If you have any questions, please email diversitycenter@lawrence.edu. Food will be provided for those who RSVP, please RSVP to email above by May 14th.  The form will closed on May 14th.

Reminder – Antiracism Training for Faculty and Staff with the Perception Institute

Remember to sign up for this training taking place tomorrow, May 7, 11 AM to 2 PM CT with facilitators from the Perception Institute.

This is an opportunity for faculty and staff to participate in antiracism training. The approach of the Perception Institute is informed from the mind science concepts related to cognitive psychology, social psychology, and neuroscience.

The Perception Institute works to support institutions in their efforts to advance equity and belonging and to understand how identity differences can lead to “othering.” They use a foundational “brick” that helps provide understanding on how belonging is practiced:

BBelonging. The feeling of being valued and seen.
RRespect. Being treated as an equal with perspectives and contributions
recognized.
I  – Investment. The contribution of funds through an equity lens.
CConversation. The ability to engage in communication around identity
difference.
KKindness. Treating all people with genuine concern

To register, contact Cindy Pickart (cindy.j.pickart@lawrence.edu). Sign up today!

Antiracism Training for Faculty and Staff with the Perception Institute

Faculty and Staff have the opportunity to participate in antiracism training facilitated by consultants from the Perception Institute.  Their approach is informed from the mind science concepts related to cognitive psychology, social psychology, and neuroscience.

This training will take place on May 7, 11 AM to 2 PM CT with facilitators from the Perception Institute.

The Perception Institute works to support institutions in their efforts to advance equity and belonging and to understand how identity differences can lead to “othering.” They use a foundational “brick” that helps provide understanding on how belonging is practiced:

BBelonging. The feeling of being valued and seen.
RRespect. Being treated as an equal with perspectives and contributions
recognized.
I  – Investment. The contribution of funds through an equity lens.
CConversation. The ability to engage in communication around identity
difference.
KKindness. Treating all people with genuine concern

To register, contact Cindy Pickart (cindy.j.pickart@lawrence.edu). Sign up early. Each participant will receive a brief pre-workshop survey to help facilitators further customize our workshop.

This Friday – Upstander Training!

Upstander Training prepares participants to intervene safely and effectively when witnessing incidents of discrimination, harassment, or harm. You’ll engage with real-life scenarios to learn how to effectively identify and challenge negative narratives and behaviors.

Facilitators from Common Talks will provide an interactive training via Zoom on Friday April 16, 2021 from 1-5 p.m.

There is no charge to participate and training is open to the public. Space is limited, though, so please RSVP: marijke.commontalks@gmail.com.

Reminder – Virtual Office Hours 4/22/21

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The Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Dr. Kimberly Barrett, will continue to provide opportunities for students to meet with her via Zoom. The next date is Thursday April 22 at 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm.

Please, contact Cindy Pickart, cindy.j.pickart@lawrence.edu for an appointment and zoom link information. Individual meetings will occur on a first come, first served basis.