The Cultivating Inclusion Series serves to provide an informal, safe environment for faculty, staff, and students to engage in conversations related to diversity and inclusion while fostering an appreciation of inclusivity within the UK College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment.
This fall, we have four sessions in which you can register to participate online. All meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month, Septemeber through December, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST. Please find below the descriptions for each session.
Inclusive Language, September 3, 2020: Join the Office of Diversity and Dr. Quentin Tyler, Associate Dean and Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Michigan State University, as we share how you can incorporate strategies of inclusion through the use of language in your workspaces, classrooms, and community.
Curating a Culture of Belonging: Safe Zone Training, October 1, 2020: SafeZone Trainings are 90-minute workshops to equip individuals to be more aware and active allies. This training explores LGBTQ* identities, strategies for supporting student experiences, and exploring LGBTQ* related campus and community resources. This training will be led by the Office of LGBTQ* Resources and will conclude at 1:30 PM.
Stamped from the Beginning Book Discussion, November 5, 2020: Session three of the Fall 2020 series will be an open discussion regarding topics of race, racism, its influence on higher education, and how we can champion change in the spaces we occupy. Do not forget to complete the short questionnaire at the end of your registration. The first 30 registrants will receive a complimentary book.
Moving from Kindness to Antiracist, December 3, 2020: Join the Office of Diversity and Dr. Melissa Stein, Associate Professor- Gender & Women's Studies, as we navigate the conversation of antiracism and the implications it has on our College community.