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R.I.S.E. series events shifting online or cancelled through May 1

Due to university precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all in-person meetings for R.I.S.E. programs have been cancelled until at least May 1. See descriptions in our calendar (below) to find programs being offered online.

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2020 RISE "Kick-off" Workshop: 

Managing the Challenges of Bringing Inclusivity into the Classroom

This interactive workshop will address the challenges that arise when incorporating diversity and inclusivity into the classroom in an intentional way.

We will use exercises, case studies, and discussions to formulate practical ways of handling difficult conversations, covering polarizing or sensitive topics, and acknowledging the multiple identities we and our students bring to the classroom. We will also distribute resources and information for developing course materials and guidelines for classroom dynamics to incorporate marginalized voices, help set the right tone, and create a classroom space that allows all of our students to thrive.

Presented in collaboration with the Office of the Provost, the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Office of the Dean of the Boler College of Business.

DETAILS:

Date: Friday, January 10, 2020

Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm; lunch is provided

Audience: all teaching faculty (full-time or part-time) 

Participant cap: 60

Facilitators:

Tiffany Galvin Green, Ph.D., Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

Megan Wilson-Reitz, Administrative Coordinator for Diversity and Equity 

RSVP: by January 6, 2020 

Click here to RSVP.

 

 

Webinar: Teaching Inclusively in our Changing Reality

This R.I.S.E. program provides an opportunity for anyone offering online education during this time to consider what inclusive practices might look like in this new environment. Facilitated by the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. 

DETAILS:

Date: Friday, April 3, 2020

Time: 2:00-2:45 pm 

Audience: faculty and staff 

Participant cap: unlimited

Register at this link.  You will receive a link to log on to the Zoom session after registering.

 

The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion has a new and amplified Safe Zone Program for 2019-20, addressing issues of LGBTQ+ inclusion in a variety of areas.  For more information about planned Safe Zone workshops, visit https://jcu.edu/student-life/getting-involved/center-student-diversity-inclusion/safe-zone or contact csdi@jcu.edu.

 

 

February 7, 2020: LGBT 101

  • 3:00 to 5:00 PM, AD 259.
  • Audience: faculty, staff, students
  • Facilitators: LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland
  • Presented by CSDI as part of the Safe Zone program, in collaboration with the HR Professional Development
  • Participant cap = 30. Repeats in May 2020.  
  • Registration required.

 

 

February 20, 2020: “Who Am I to Judge?” Intersections of our Jesuit Catholic Mission and the LGBTQ+ Community. 

  • 4:00-5:30 pm, Dolan A 202/203
  • Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
  • Facilitators: Rev. James Bretzke, S.J., S.T.D. (Department of Theology & Religious Studies), and John Scarano, M.A. (Director, Campus Ministry)
  • Presented by CSDI, Campus Ministry and the Department of Theology & Religious Studies as part of the CSDI Safe Zone program.
  • Repeats workshop offered in October 2019. 
  • Registration required.

 

 

March 10, 2020: Fr. Bryan Massingale, "Integrating Faith and Sexuality in the Age of Francis." [cancelled]

  • 7:00 pm, LSC Conference Room.
  • Directly addressing LGBTQIA+ issues, where faith and sexuality tend to intersect and surface most prominently, Father Massingale will address what has happened under Pope Francis within the Catholic Church. He will also speak about the role of the Catholic University, particularly a Jesuit institution, in helping the church and communities enter into conversation to re-examine and reflect on fundamental belief systems and to engage those most deeply affected.
  • Audience: faculty, staff, students
  • Presented by the Office of University Mission & Identity in collaboration with the Office of the Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; The Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion; Campus Ministry; The Jack and Mary Breen Chair in Catholic Theology; and The Department of Theology & Religious Studies. 
  • See the event page for more information.

February 3, 2020: #OscarsSoWhite, #BlackTwitter, and Social Media: Pursuing Justice in the Digital Age

  • Writer, editor, and former attorney April Reign examines the far-reaching impact of her viral hashtag, #OscarsSoWhite.
  • Lecture at 7:00 pm, Donahue Auditorium, Dolan Science Center; Reception to follow.
  • Presented by the Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion. More details here.
  • Audience: faculty, staff, students, open to the public.
  • Registration requested.

 

February 14 and February 21, 2020 - Black History Month Faculty/Staff Book Discussion

  • Group meetings 11:45 am - 12:45 pm, both days.
  • Bring your brown bag lunch; dessert and beverages provided.
  • Book selection: Ijeoma Oluo, So You Want to Talk about Race (2018).
  • All participants who register by January 31 will receive a copy of the book. 
  • Email diversity@jcu.edu to register. 

 

February 27, 2020: Black History Month Lunch & Learn Program: Black Catholics in American History

  • 12:00-1:00 pm, location TBD. 
  • Light lunch provided.
  • Audience: faculty/staff/students
  • Presented by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in collaboration with the Office of Campus Ministry.
  • Registration requested. Please email diversity@jcu.edu to register. 

March 2-30, 2020: Racial Equity 21-Day Challenge 

  • Sign up for daily emails from the YWCA of Greater Cleveland Racial Equity 21-Day Challenge starting in March. 
  • Every Friday in March after Spring Break (3/13, 3/20, 3/27), members of the university DEI committee will host a lunch-table discussion in Schott Dining Hall from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. Grab your lunch (cost is $5 for those not utilizing a JCU meal plan) and join the table for discussion of that week’s email reflections. Open to all students, faculty and staff. (Please do not allow cost to be a barrier to your participation; contact diversity@jcu.edu if financial support is needed.) [MEETINGS CANCELLED: please click here if you are interested in participating in a virtual discussion about the Challenge.] 

March 24, 2020: "Supporting a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace: Legal, Ethical, and Moral Considerations:" [CANCELLED]

  • a presentation by Yvette McGee Brown, former Ohio Supreme Court Justice, Partner-in-Charge of Diversity, Inclusion & Advancements at Jones Day.
  • 8:30-11:00 am, Dolan Science Center A 202/203
  • Open to students, faculty and staff. 
  • Sponsored by the JCU Management and Human Resources major and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Division. Made possible by the generous sponsorship of the Ginn Institute for Corporate Social Responsibility. 
  • Breakfast will be served beginning at 8:30 am.The presentation will begin at 9:30 am, followed by Q&A and discussion. 
  • Registration required. 

Off-campus

Friday, January 17: MLK Day Convocation at CWRU

A group will travel from JCU to Case Western Reserve University to attend the annual Martin Luther King Day convocation, featuring a lecture from Harvard historian Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad entitled "Diversity is Not Enough: How Bias Education Makes Us Smarter, Fairer and Kinder."

A university van will leave JCU at approximately 12:00 noon and will return around 2:30 pm. To reserve your place in the van, please send an email to diversity@jcu.edu. 

 

On-campus

Faculty-Staff Spring Anti-Bias Book Club

  • Book selection: The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias by Dolly Chugh. 
  • Face-to-face meetings of the book club (originally scheduled for 3/25, 4/1 and 4/8) have been cancelled. 
  • Books have been distributed to all who already registered. Late registrants are welcome (but must obtain the book on their own).
  • Email diversity@jcu.edu if you are interested in participating in discussions about our book selection once these are rescheduled. 

 

Online

An online course for faculty and staff, entitled "Managing Bias," is available on our EverFi learning platform that we can activate for your department or group. This course helps learners to understand what bias is and how it affects workplace dynamics, and teaches learners how to reduce the negative effects of bias in the workplace. Please contact diversity@jcu.edu for more information. 

 

April 2, 2020: Gender Equity in the Workplace [webinar] 

  • This R.I.S.E. program is being offered by the Title IX Coordinator in collaboration with the Human Resources Professional Development series. This brief, interactive workshop highlights the ways in which small actions and words can perpetuate gender inequality in the modern workplace.
  • Facilitator: Eric Butler, Title IX Coordinator
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 
  • Presented by the Title IX office in collaboration with the Office of Diversity Equity & Inclusion and Human Resources. Part of the Human Resources Professional Development Series. 
  •  Register here.

 

Custom Workshops on Title IX and Gender Equity

To inquire about scheduling an educational program, training or workshop for your department or group with our Title IX Coordinator, please contact TitleIX@jcu.edu.

 

Online Learning on Gender Equity 

Online courses on preventing sexual harassment and sexual assault are available on our EverFi online-learning platform. Please contact diversity@jcu.edu for more information. 

 

4/23/2020, 4/30/2020, and 5/7/2020 - April Faculty/Staff Book Discussion Group meetings 

February 20, 2020: “Who Am I to Judge?” Intersections of our Jesuit Catholic Mission and the LGBTQ+ Community. 

  • 4:00-5:30 pm, Dolan A 202/203
  • Audience: Faculty/Staff/Students
  • Facilitators: Rev. James Bretzke, S.J., S.T.D. (Department of Theology & Religious Studies), and John Scarano, M.A. (Director, Campus Ministry)
  • Presented by CSDI, Campus Ministry and the Department of Theology & Religious Studies as part of the CSDI Safe Zone program.
  • Repeats workshop offered in October 2019. 
  • Registration required.

 

February 27, 2020: Black History Month Lunch & Learn Program: Black Catholics in American History

  • 12:00-1:00 pm, Schell Conference Room. 
  • Light lunch provided. 
  • Audience: faculty/staff/students
  • Presented by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in collaboration with the Office of Campus Ministry.
  • Register online here.

 

March 10, 2020: Fr. Bryan Massingale, "Integrating Faith and Sexuality in the Age of Francis." [cancelled]

  • 7:00 pm, LSC Conference Room.
  • Directly addressing LGBTQIA+ issues, where faith and sexuality tend to intersect and surface most prominently, Father Massingale will address what has happened under Pope Francis within the Catholic Church. He will also speak about the role of the Catholic University, particularly a Jesuit institution, in helping the church and communities enter into conversation to re-examine and reflect on fundamental belief systems and to engage those most deeply affected.
  • Audience: faculty, staff, students
  • Presented by the Office of University Mission & Identity in collaboration with the Office of the Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; The Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion; Campus Ministry; The Jack and Mary Breen Chair in Catholic Theology; and The Department of Theology & Religious Studies. 
  • See the event page for more information.

 

    February 24, 2020: Professional Development workshop: Navigating Difficult Conversations [Effective Conflict Management I]

    • 2:00-3:15 pm, O’Dea Room
    • Facilitator: Tiffany Galvin Green, Ph.D.
    • Audience: faculty/staff
    • Presented in collaboration with the Human Resources Professional Development series.
    • Register here.

     

    March 5, 2020: Navigating Relationship & Power in Academia - Effective Conflict Management Pt. 2

    • Facilitator: Dr. Tiffany Galvin Green, Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
    • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Lunch is included), Jardine Room
    • Audience: faculty, staff, graduate assistants
    • Presented in collaboration with the Human Resources Professional Development series.
    • Register here.

     

    April 2, 2020: Gender Equity in the Workplace [webinar]

    • Facilitator: Eric Butler, Title IX Coordinator 
    • 2:00-3:00 pm 
    • Audience: faculty, staff, graduate students
    • Presented in collaboration with the Human Resources Professional Development series. 
    • Register here.
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