"Racism is not a thing of the past or simply a throwaway political issue to be bandied about when convenient. It is a real and present danger that must be met head on." - U.S. Catholic Bishops statement on Racism (May 29, 2020).
In this workshop, facilitated by Dr. Tiffany Galvin Green, Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Megan Wilson-Reitz '10G, Administrative Coordinator for Diversity and Equity, participants will learn how to show up as more effective members of multiracial communities, how to engage more authentically in interracial dialogue and relationships, and how to contribute concretely to the work of racial justice. Discussion will include approaches for tackling difficult conversations, noticing and interrupting patterns of bias, and an introductory framework for mapping our roles in a social change ecosystem. Participants are invited to bring questions and suggestions for how we can contribute to meaningful social change as a John Carroll community.
Tiffany Galvin Green, Ph.D. serves as Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at John Carroll University, where she oversees all matterns of equity, inclusiveness, diversity, equal access, and the prevention of discrimination and harassment. Previously, Dr. Green served as Assistant Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence at Vanderbilt University. She also has industry experience having been the CEO and executive director of River Region Human Services, Inc. in Jacksonville, Florida, where she oversaw 13 non-profit locations and 200+ employees across three counties. Previous faculty appointments include the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Capella University (Minnesota), Flagler College (Florida), the University of Utah, University of Texas at Dallas, and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Dr. Green holds a Ph.D. in organizational behavior and M.S. in management/organizational behavior from Northwestern University and a B.B.A.from the University of Michigan.
Megan Wilson-Reitz, M.A., '10G serves as the Administrative Coordinator for Diversity and Equity in the DEI Division at John Carroll University, where she assists with the design and facilitation of programs for faculty and staff to promote a culture of inclusiveness across the University, as well as providing support to other institutional offices and initiatives for equity and inclusion. She teaches in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies.