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Featured Inclusive Excellence Events

Inclusive Excellence Listening Sessions

Monday, Jan. 28 – Wednesday, Jan. 30

Share ideas about how to make Georgia Southern an even more inclusive environment. Open to all students, faculty and staff. Please see the complete schedule below.


Inclusive Excellence Design Forum

Monday, Feb. 25

Statesboro Campus – Russell Union

This action-oriented session will focus on best practices to support diversity and inclusion and to prepare Georgia Southern graduates for success in a multicultural, global economy. Open to all students, faculty and staff.


Diversity Reading Groups

Ongoing

During the Spring 2019 semester, Georgia Southern students, faculty and staff are invited to read Strategic Diversity Leadership by Dr. Damon A. Williams and to participate in facilitated discussions. Copies of Strategic Diversity Leadership are available to check out at Georgia Southern libraries and for purchase at Georgia Southern bookstores. Dates, times and locations for discussion sessions will be announced soon.

 

Inclusive Excellence Listening Sessions Schedule

 

Monday, January 28, 2019 – Statesboro Campus

Russell Union

 

Room 2047

Facilitators: Dr. Brandy Bryson & Dr. Derrick Jenkins

 

Room 2052

Facilitators: Dr. Sallye McKee & Dr. Raul Leon

8 – 8:45 a.m. Athletics Development Staff
9 – 9:45 a.m. Student Affairs Leadership Deans
10 – 10:45 a.m. Legal Affairs and Audit Team Admissions and Recruitment Leadership
11 – 11:45 a.m. Provost Team (Academic Affairs Leadership) Business and Finance Leadership
12 – 12:45 p.m. Black Student Experience (#1) International Student Experience (#1)
1 – 1:45 p.m. Department Chairs/Academic Directors Faculty of Color (#1)
2 – 2:45 p.m. Advising Staff/Academic Coaches (#1) Communications Staff
3 – 3:45 p.m. Women Faculty (#1)
4 – 4:45 p.m. General Student Experience (#1) Hispanic / Latino Campus Experience (#1)
(Students, Staff, & Faculty)

 

 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 – Statesboro Campus

Russell Union

 

Room 2047

Facilitators: Dr. Brandy Bryson & Dr. Derrick Jenkins

 

Room 2052

Facilitators: Dr. Sallye McKee & Dr. Raul Leon

9 – 9:45 a.m.  General Faculty (#1)

Hispanic / Latino Campus Experience (#2)

(Students, Staff, & Faculty)

10 – 10:45 a.m. Women Faculty (#2) Advising Staff/Academic Coaches (#2)
11 – 11:45 a.m. General Faculty (#2) Faculty of Color (#2) 
12 – 12:45 p.m. Black Student Experience (#2) LGBTQIA Student Experience (#1)
1 – 1:45 p.m.

Differently Abled (physically or mentally)

(Students, Staff, & Faculty)

LGBTQIA Faculty & Staff Experience
2 – 2:45 p.m.  Staff of Color
3 – 3:45 p.m. General Staff (#1)
4 – 4:45 p.m. Multicultural Student Experience (#1) International Student Experience (#2)

 

 

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 – Armstrong Campus

Armstrong Center

 

Room 112

Facilitators: Dr. Brandy Bryson & Dr. Derrick Jenkins

 

Room 113

Facilitators: Dr. Sallye McKee & Dr. Raul Leon

8 – 8:45 a.m. Women Faculty (#3) Advising Staff/Academic Coaches (#3)
9 – 9:45 a.m.

Differently Abled (physically or mentally) Campus Experience (#2)

(Students, Staff, & Faculty)

General Staff (#2)
10 – 10:45 a.m. Multicultural Student Experience (#2) LGBTQIA Student Experience (#2)
1:45 – 2:30 p.m. General Student Experience (#2)

Hispanic / Latino Campus Experience (#3)

(Students, Staff, & Faculty)

3 – 3:45 p.m. Black Student Experience (#3) International Student Experience (#2)

 

Additional Events:

Black Campus Forum presented by the Georgia Southern Counseling Center

Every Thursday | 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. | Russell Union 2084 | Statesboro Campus

Every Thursday on the Statesboro Campus from 5 – 6 pm beginning January 17 in Russell Union 2084.  Facilitated by Johanna Workman, Georgia Southern Counseling Center and Michael Baugh, Georgia Southern Academic Success.

2019 MLK Celebration

January 30 | Noon | Student Union | Armstrong Campus

January 30 | 7 p.m. | Performing Arts Center (PAC) | Statesboro Campus

Award-winning journalist Roland S. Martin will be this year’s speaker at the MLK Celebration. He is a four-time NAACP Image Award Winner and has been named one of the 150 Most Influential African Americans in the U.S. by Ebony Magazine. This event is free and open to the public.

February

The Integration of Georgia Southern – Statesboro:  A Conversation with the First 500

February 5 | 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | Russell Union 2080|  Statesboro campus

Conversation about the integration of the Statesboro Campus with alumni who were among the first African American students to attend Georgia Southern.

Talk Tuesday

February 12 | Noon – 1:30 p.m. | Russell Student Union – Room 2080 | Statesboro Campus

Coordinated by student leaders, these events will discuss social justice and current events. Each discussion will be held the second Tuesday of each month. 

Safe Space Training

February 20 |  3 p.m. – 5 p.m. |  University Hall 157 |  Armstrong Campus

Safe Space is a campus-wide initiative offering a visible message of inclusion, acceptance, and support to gender and sexual minority (GSM) individuals in the university community. The program offers participants an interactive two-hour orientation to raise awareness and knowledge of GSM issues and to suggest ways to serve as an Ally to GSM individuals. Following the orientation, participants receive a SAFE SPACE decal to display in their work or living space. Ally Consortium is an advanced training offered to those who have already completed Safe Space training. Safe Space and Ally Consortium are currently offered through the Counseling Center at the Statesboro location. Safe Space training on the Armstrong location is housed in the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Please check the Counseling Center website for dates and times.

Racial Battle Fatigue: Recognize. Heal. Be An Ally.

February 22 | 1:00 p.m. | Solms 202 | Armstrong Campus
February 27 | 12:30 pm |Russell Union 2052 | Statesboro Campus

This workshop is designed to help attendees to name and recognize indicators and signs of racial battle fatigue, which may plague many persons from marginalized and minoritized groups. Persons who’ve experienced this phenomenon will learn how to navigate the path towards healing. Persons who are not a part of a marginalized or minoritized group will learn the importance of ally-ship and how to be an effective ally for peers, co-workers, classmates, etc.

Moveable Feast Panel: Everyday Anti-Racism: Images, Institutions, and You

February 21 | 6 p.m. | Beach Institute of African-American Culture | 502 E. Harris St. | Savannah

Building on the premise that a critical understanding of racism will strengthen our ability to advocate for justice in our local and global communities, this panel of scholars will provide a survey of contemporary research on race and racism. Each will examine how racism continues to affect our institutions, our media and our daily interactions. Featured scholars include:

  • Alicia Brunson, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Armstrong Campus
  • Dina Walker-DeVose, School of Human Ecology, Statesboro Campus
  • Christopher Cartwright, Department of Writing and Linguistics, Armstrong Campus

March

Safe Space Training

March 6 | 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. |  University Hall 158 | Armstrong Campus

Safe Space is a campus-wide initiative offering a visible message of inclusion, acceptance, and support to gender and sexual minority (GSM) individuals in the university community. The program offers participants an interactive two-hour orientation to raise awareness and knowledge of GSM issues and to suggest ways to serve as an Ally to GSM individuals. Following the orientation, participants receive a SAFE SPACE decal to display in their work or living space. Ally Consortium is an advanced training offered to those who have already completed Safe Space training. Safe Space and Ally Consortium are currently offered through the Counseling Center at the Statesboro location. Safe Space training on the Armstrong location is housed in the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Please check the Counseling Center website for dates and times.

Racial Battle Fatigue: Recognize. Heal. Be An Ally.

March 6 | 12:00 noon | Liberty Campus

This workshop is designed to help attendees to name and recognize indicators and signs of racial battle fatigue, which may plague many persons from marginalized and minoritized groups. Persons who’ve experienced this phenomenon will learn how to navigate the path towards healing. Persons who are not a part of a marginalized or minoritized group will learn the importance of ally-ship and how to be an effective ally for peers, co-workers, classmates, etc.

Talk Tuesday

March 12 | Noon – 1:30 p.m. | Russell Student Union – Room 2080 | Statesboro Campus

Coordinated by student leaders, these events will discuss social justice and current events. Each discussion will be held the second Tuesday of each month.

Free To Be Me:  Increasing Awareness About the LGBT+ Community

March 14 | 12 noon | Liberty Campus

Members of the LGBT+ community have many visible and invisible struggles.  As we strive to be an inclusive campus, it is imperative that we be an informed campus about our entire community.  Workshop participants will hear from a panel that is representative of the wide range within the LGBT+ spectrum and will come away with  knowledge that will increase understanding and sensitivity to challenges and successes of the LGBT+ community.

Safe Space Training

March 14 | 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. | University Hall 157 |  Armstrong Campus

Safe Space is a campus-wide initiative offering a visible message of inclusion, acceptance, and support to gender and sexual minority (GSM) individuals in the university community. The program offers participants an interactive two-hour orientation to raise awareness and knowledge of GSM issues and to suggest ways to serve as an Ally to GSM individuals. Following the orientation, participants receive a SAFE SPACE decal to display in their work or living space. Ally Consortium is an advanced training offered to those who have already completed Safe Space training. Safe Space and Ally Consortium are currently offered through the Counseling Center at the Statesboro location. Safe Space training on the Armstrong location is housed in the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Please check the Counseling Center website for dates and times.

Disability: Awareness and Socialization

March 20 | 11:30 a.m. | University Hall 158 | Armstrong Campus

Learn about issues a variety of related to living with disabilities.

Free To Be Me:  Increasing Awareness About the LGBT+ Community

March 25 | 12 noon | Russell Union 1042 ABC | Statesboro Campus
March 26 | 12 noon |Student Union Ballroom A & B | Armstrong Campus

Members of the LGBT+ community have many visible and invisible struggles.  As we strive to be an inclusive campus, it is imperative that we be an informed campus about our entire community.  Workshop participants will hear from a panel that is representative of the wide range within the LGBT+ spectrum and will come away with  knowledge that will increase understanding and sensitivity to challenges and successes of the LGBT+ community.

Holi Festival

March 28 | 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Georgia Avenue – in front of University Store |  Statesboro Campus

Translated as the “Festival of Colors,” Holi is a traditional holiday celebrated by Hindus and Sikhs. Holi Festival has an ancient origin and celebrates the triumph of good over bad. It is a socio-cultural festival during which a wide range of colors are smeared over each other as a mark of love and belonging, and to welcome the spring season. Co-sponsored with the Office of International Programs and Services.

Holi Festival

March 29 | 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.  | Compass Point Lawn  |  Armstrong Campus

Translated as the “Festival of Colors,” Holi is a traditional holiday celebrated by Hindus and Sikhs. Holi Festival has an ancient origin and celebrates the triumph of good over bad. It is a socio-cultural festival during which a wide range of colors are smeared over each other as a mark of love and belonging, and to welcome the spring season.  Co-sponsored with the Office of International Programs and Services.

DIF (Diversity, Inclusion & Fairness) Conference

March 30 |  9 a.m. – 3 p.m.|  Russell Union | Statesboro Campus

The mission of the D.I.F. Conference is to create an opportunity to openly talk, listen and learn about issues related to diversity, inclusion and fairness.
D.I.F. Conference Goals:
– Develop an understanding of diversity, inclusion and fairness (Think).
– Increase awareness of one’s identities, biases and privileges (Think).
– Understand the value of inclusivity and how individual actions impact our environments (Create).
– Engage in Intergroup Dialogue to understand the effects of marginalization in order to create safe and inclusive environments (Create).
– Identify and develop the necessary skills to create positive and strategic change (Be).
– Challenge each other to acknowledge and expand the boundaries of our comfort zones (Be).

Safe Space Training

April 2 |  9 a.m. -11 a.m. |  University Hall 158 | Armstrong Campus

Safe Space is a campus-wide initiative offering a visible message of inclusion, acceptance, and  and sexual minority (GSM) individuals in the university community. The prosupport to gendergram offers participants an interactive two-hour orientation to raise awareness and knowledge of GSM issues and to suggest ways to serve as an Ally to GSM individuals. Following the orientation, participants receive a SAFE SPACE decal to display in their work or living space. Ally Consortium is an advanced training offered to those who have already completed Safe Space training. Safe Space and Ally Consortium are currently offered through the Counseling Center at the Statesboro location. Safe Space training on the Armstrong location is housed in the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Please check the Counseling Center website for dates and times.  

Talk Tuesday

April 9 | Noon – 1:30 p.m. | Russell Student Union – Room 2080 | Statesboro Campus

Coordinated by student leaders, these events will discuss social justice and current events. Each discussion will be held the second Tuesday of each month.

Drag Show

April 11 | 7 p.m. |  Russell Union Ballroom | Statesboro Campus

Don’t miss all the fun!